The papers collected in this volume are a product of the second conference on Ireland's Great Hunger held at Quinnipiac University in 2005. That conference, focused on the themes of representation and preservation, brought together forty-five scholars from around the world to discuss various aspects of the Famine and its aftermath. Following the conference, the complete An Gorta Mor collection of Quinnipiac's famine commemorative art was placed on display for the first time in the University's Alumni Hall. The An Gorta Mor collection is on permanent display in the University's Arnold Bernhard Library and in other buildings across the University's Mount Carmel campus. This volume, focused on the theses of relief, representation, and remembrance, contains essays from a broad range of disciplines including works of history, literary criticism, anthropology, and art history.
David A. Valone is associate professor of history at Quinnipiac University. He has co-edited volumes on Anglo-Irish Identities, 1543-1845 (Bucknell, 2008), Philanthropic Foundations and the Globalization of Scientific Medicine and Public Health (University Press of America, 2006), and Reverence Life, Revisited: Albert Schweitzer's Relevance Today (Cambridge Scholars, 2006).
Chapter 1 Contents Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 Part One: Famine Relief Chapter 4 One: A Jersey Ship for Ireland Chapter 5 Two: "We cannot but regret the great delay": Reflections on the Writings of the North Dublin Union Guardians during the Irish Famine Part 6 Part Two: Writing the Famine Chapter 7 Three: Great Hunger, Unspeakable Home: Landscape, Nature, and Original Sin in Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl and William Carleton's The Black Prophet Chapter 8 Four: Mapping the Imperial Body: Body Image and Representation in Famine Reporting Chapter 9 Five: Representing the Famine, Writing the Self: Irish-Canadian Narratives Chapter 10 Six: Writing the Famine, Healing the Future: Nuala O'Faolain's My Dream of You Chapter 11 Seven: The Cyberculture of Grosse Ile Part 12 Part Three: Famine Rememberence Chapter 13 Eight: The Famine, Irish-American Transition, and a Century of Intellectual and Cultural History Chapter 14 Nine: Remembering Homelessness in the Great Irish Famine Chapter 15 Ten: "She must have come steerage": The Great Famine in New England Chapter 16 Eleven: Towards a Famine Art History: Invention, Reception, and Repetition from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth Chapter 17 List of Contributors Chapter 18 Index