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Death in Every Paragraph: Journalism and the Great Irish Famine

Foley, Michael
But the Famine did take place, and the ways Irish journalists found to tell the story of unprecedented horror conditioned the evolution of journalism, not alone in Ireland, but abroad.

Death by Discourse?: Political Economy and the Great Irish Famine: 2016

Foley, Tadhg
Looks at the deeply controversial role of political economy, and especially the policy of laissez-faire, during the Great Irish Famine. For its defenders, the free market was a self-regulating system and 'interference' with it by the state was fraught with danger; for its critics, state 'intervention' was crucial to save human lives.

Limits of the Visible: Representing the Great Hunger

Gibbons, Luke
Luke Gibbons revisits representations of the Famine, particularly those in Ireland's Great Hunger Museum to argue that images can not only give visual pleasure but demand ethical interventions on the part of spectators.

Ultimate Witnesses: The Visual Culture of Death, Burial and Mourning in Famine Ireland

Kelly, Niamh Ann
The devastation of disease, the pace of death and fears of contagion not only altered the practices of mourning and burial during the calamitous height of the Famine, but have also shaped its visual representation and ongoing patterns of remembrance.

Apparitions of Death and Disease: The Great Hunger in Ireland

Kinealy, Christine
Christine Kinealy provides a chronology of the Famine and examines the causes and consequences of this tragedy, and asks how could a famine of this magnitude occur at the centre of the British Empire? Why did Ireland starve?

Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland

Kinealy, Christine
The book comprises fourteen essays and a Foreword (Marita Conlon-McKenna) by Irish, American and Canadian historians and explores the impact of the Famine on children and young adults.

Women and the Great Hunger

Kinealy, Christine
Even considering recent advances in the development of women's studies as a discipline, women remain underrepresented in the history and historiography of the Great Hunger. The various roles played by women, including as landowners, relief-givers, philanthropists, proselytizers and providers for the family, have received little attention.

Heroes of Ireland's Great Hunger

Kinealy, Christine
Examines the uplifting contributions of numerous individuals who combatted hunger, famine and disease in mid-nineteenth century Ireland in order to save the lives of strangers.