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Reading Ireland is a website dedicated to promoting Irish Literature and contemporary Irish writing. For biographical and critical entries on over two hundred twentieth-century and contemporary Irish poets, playwrights and prose writers, please click on the Author Database link. Want more information on a specific writer or recommendations for critical studies on a writer? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org using the tag line Reading Ireland Query.
In addition to our author database, you will find links to a number of independent bookshops and publishing houses in Ireland under the Links tab, along with information on Irish literary journals.
Our site also provides an annotated description of a wide variety of Irish Studies texts, which is constantly being updated and expanded. Click on Irish Studies Titles to get a sense of the wide variety of academic publications available in the field of Irish Studies.
Reading Ireland also publishes a quarterly E-Journal, Reading Ireland: The Little Magazine, which will be made available to subscribers. The first issue of the magazine will be published on March 15 2015, and will contain essays and articles written by myself and other Irish writers and academics. The annual cost of this subscription is $40. If you are interested in subscribing please leave your e-mail and we will get back in touch with you when the payment option is on-line in late December.
Adrienne Leavy was born in Ireland and lived in Dundalk, County Louth, for the first twenty-five years of her life. She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied law, and at the Honourable Society of Kings Inns. After receiving the degree of Barrister-at-Law and being called to the Irish Bar, she immigrated to the United States, where she obtained permission from the Arizona State Supreme Court to take the Arizona Bar Examination. She practiced law in Arizona for ten years before returning to post-graduate education to pursue her interest in Irish literature.
Adrienne holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a focus on Irish Studies) from Arizona State University West, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Arizona State University. The subject of her doctoral dissertation was the representation of women in the poetry of the Irish poet Thomas Kinsella.
In addition to her work as curator of Reading Ireland and editor of Reading Ireland: The Little Magazine, Adrienne frequently lectures on various aspects of Irish literature. Her poetry has been published in many Irish literary journals including A Modest Review, Boyne Berries, Crannóg, Revival and The Stony Thursday Book.
Reading Ireland is published bi-annually and is available to subscribers at a cost of $40 for four issues. The aim of the magazine is to provide in-depth analysis of Irish Literature, past and present, along with opening a window onto the best of contemporary Irish poetry, prose, drama and culture.
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