The digital journal Breac, based at the University of Notre Dame, has launched its children's literature issue,edited by Anne Markey (The Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature) and Aedín Clements (University of Notre Dame).
This issue of Breac reevaluates children's literature in Ireland and abroad from new and important perspectives. It includes work from leading experts in the field, including Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, Maria Nikolajeva,Clíona Ó Gallchoir, Róisín Adams, Kimberley Reynolds, Jones Irwin, Valerie Coghlan, Máire Bhreathnach, Lissa Paul, Roni Natov, Claire M. Dunne, and James P. Sullivan.
The next issue of Breac, for which the Call for Papers was recently issued, will be devoted to "The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts." The theme of the special issue will be the Famine migration and diaspora, with emphasis not only on the Irish-North- American diaspora, but also Irish migration across the globe, to Latin America and across the Pacific, for example. Moreover, it will investigate both the immediate and long-term effects of Famine migration, and will view these processes of migration, settlement and the establishment of transnational overseas communities through an interdisciplinary and comparative lens.