Boundaries, Passages, Transitions
Hedwig Schwall (Ed.)
Boundaries, Passages, Transitions. Essays in Irish Literature, Culture and Politics in Honour of Werner Huber
ISBN 978-3-86821-742-1, 274 S., 5 Abb., kt., € 32,50 (2018)
(Irish Studies in Europe, Bd. 8)
This eighth book in the series Irish Studies in Europe (ISE), co-founded by Werner Huber, is dedicated to our dear friend, who died on 28 April 2016, only sixty-three years old. Part of the contributions come from colleagues who were present at his last conference, the Tenth International Conference of EFACIS on Beyond Ireland: Boundaries, Passages, Transitions which took place at the University of Palermo from 3-6 June 2015; further contributions were sent in answer to a call for papers to celebrate the work of Werner Huber. Werner was a staunch EFACIS supporter and Palermo was the last place where he met his friends, Irish scholars together from all parts of Europe, from Tromsø to Malta, Brittany to Cluj, and of course from all Irish universities, North and South. Werner kicked off the Palermo conference together with Seán Crosson with the book launch of ISE 5. The next day Werner gave a talk on “‘Monty Python in the Viennese Woods’: Flann O’Brien in Austria”. This title was characteristic of his interests: film and drama were his favourite genres; sports and Irish culture were favourite topics in his search for identity in (de)mythologizing representations; and his favourite mode was that of humour, especially of the kind evident in the work of Beckett, Flann O’Brien and James Stephens, moving in later years to the grotesque as he found it in Martin McDonagh.
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