The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

The Parish Review is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal dedicated to the writing, life, and reception of Brian O'Nolan (pseud. Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen).

  • Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

    Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies


The latest peer-reviewed articles, reviews, reports, news and notes from the world of Flann O'Brien Studies. 

General Editors: Ruben Borg, Paul Fagan, Maebh Long

Cover image by Ilya Imazin. No title [a fragment where the policemen deal with instrument reading]. Medium: gouache on paper.

Cover layout and design: Paul Fagan

Article


‘Embarrassing enlightenments’: Continuous Text Play in Flann O’Brien’s ‘John Duffy’s Brother’

‘Embarrassing enlightenments’: Continuous Text Play in Flann O’Brien’s ‘John Duffy’s Brother’

Samuel Flannagan

2021-12-24 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

'Something entirely new': A Critical History of An Béal Bocht, 1941–75

'Something entirely new': A Critical History of An Béal Bocht, 1941–75

Tobias Harris

2021-12-07 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies • 1–18

Note


Pipes Aloft: After Hours and ‘Shows and Showers’

Pipes Aloft: After Hours and ‘Shows and Showers’

Alana Gillespie

2021-12-21 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

Reflections on the First Decade of the International Flann O’Brien Society

Reflections on the First Decade of the International Flann O’Brien Society

Paul Fagan

2021-12-30 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies • 1–17

Review


'The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien' (2018), edited by Maebh Long

'The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien' (2018), edited by Maebh Long

Carol Taaffe

2021-11-12 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies • 1-6

'Modernism and the Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Narrative Worlds' (2017), by Andrew Gaedtke

'Modernism and the Machinery of Madness: Psychosis, Technology, and Narrative Worlds' (2017), by Andrew Gaedtke

Noam Schiff

2021-11-18 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies • 1–6

'Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890–1950' (2021) by Katherine Ebury

'Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890–1950' (2021) by Katherine Ebury

Ruben Borg

2021-12-17 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

Report


Review of 'The Ever Widening Spiral' (Alley Theatre and Strabane and Sperrin Visitor Information Centre, 2021)

Review of 'The Ever Widening Spiral' (Alley Theatre and Strabane and Sperrin Visitor Information Centre, 2021)

Marianne O’Kane Boal

2021-12-22 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

Theoretical Perspectives on the Theme of Distance: Report on 110 Myles: Flann O’Brien at a Distance, An Online Symposium, 26‒28 July 2021

Theoretical Perspectives on the Theme of Distance: Report on 110 Myles: Flann O’Brien at a Distance, An Online Symposium, 26‒28 July 2021

Mina M. Đurić

2021-12-29 Volume 5 • Issue 2 • 2021 • Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies