This is the only collection to gather recent and upcoming scholarship in the area of gender and sexuality. Literary analyses feature prominently in the collection, but essays from the disciplines of English, Film and Media Studies and Women's and Gender Studies provide a genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue. The current emphasis on the importance of postgraduate research in Ireland provides a timely context for this publication. The promotion of interdisciplinary research and inter-institutional collaboration of resources is currently a priority within Irish universities spurring the growth of potentially challenging and dynamic opportunities. This publication features a selection of material from research carried out in Irish institutions by postgraduate students. The dimension of masculinity is often omitted from the topic of gender, but in this case, essays on masculinity do feature, as do those on homosexuality.