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Article Review: Translation through the Macaronic: Gearóid Mac Lochlainn's Sruth Teangacha / Stream of Tongues

The article “Translation through the Macaronic: Gearóid Mac Lochlainn's Sruth Teangacha / Stream of Tongues” primarily addresses the struggle that Gaelic poets face in deciding whether to translate their works into English or to publish their works exclusively in Irish. This issue is analyzed through the scope of Mac Lochlainn’s work as an author and his decision to offer English translations with some of his later works.             The primary argument that is made in favour of offering English translations to the works of Irish authors is that the potential readership is expanded greatly by using a more widespread language. By utilizing the English language to gain popularity and readership of their work, many Irish authors are worried that their work will lose authenticity by accepting “the colonial tongue that has almost supplanted their language.” However, in using English translations and publishing their works in dual-language editions, authors can appeal to readers who

Final Presentation: The Gaelic Peers, The Tudor Sovereigns, and The English Multiple Monarchy

Book Review: Turning the Tune

The book that is the subject of this review is titled “Turning the Tune: Traditional Music, Tourism, and Social Change in an Irish Village” by Adam R. Kaul. It was originally published in November 2009 by Berghahn Books. It is roughly 200 pages in length and falls in the niche of performance studies, under the wider genre of general anthropology. Dr. Adam Kaul is a socio-cultural anthropologist, and professor at Augustana College, who specializes in the social impacts of tourism. Stemming from this, the primary issue addressed by this book is the affect that a rapid increase in tourism has had on the social structure of Doolin, Co. Clare, but more specifically, how it has impacted the traditional Irish music scene which has been deeply ingrained in and associated with this area. Dr. Kaul conducts an in-depth examination of Doolin, taking into account its history, traditional and contemporary social structure, and cultural roots. In establishing its progression from the 19 th centu