Introduction: Celebrating with Frank McGuinness
Brannigan, John, Irish University Review: a journal of Irish Studies
This year, the Irish University Review celebrates its fortieth anniversary. Established in 1970 by Maurice Harmon in University College Dublin, it built upon the foundations laid in a previous journal, the University Review (1954-1968), the organ of the Graduates Association of the National University of Ireland. The first issue of the new journal, 'a journal of Irish Studies', boasted an impressive list of contributors, among them Austin Clarke, John Montague, Conor Cruise O'Brien, and Sean O'Faolain. Since that first issue, it has become one of the leading journals of Irish literary and cultural criticism, publishing the best work by both established and emerging scholars, and focusing attention in its regular 'special issues' upon major authors and topics of common interest to the Irish Studies community. It owes that success to the diligence, passion, and vision of its four previous editors, Professor Maurice Harmon (1970-1987), Professor Christopher Murray (1987-1997), Professor Anthony Roche (1997-2002), and Professor Anne Fogarty (2002-2009), and to its longstanding, cherished partnership with the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), founded in 1969. Like every major journal, it owes its success also to the many hundreds of people over the years who have given their time, attention, and energy to ensuring that the journal meets the high standards expected of it by its many subscribers and readers around the world. Every issue of the journal requires a small army of peer reviewers, advisors, proof readers, and helpers, who receive no payment, but without whom the journal simply could not exist. I know I speak for all my predecessors, and for the editorial, advisory, and management boards of the journal, in recording here our gratitude to all those who have made it possible for the journal to reach its fortieth anniversary, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Introduction: Celebrating with Frank McGuinness. Contributors: Brannigan, John - Author. Journal title: Irish University Review: a journal of Irish Studies. Volume: 40. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring-Summer 2010. Page number: x+. © 2008 Irish University Review. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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