Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

picture of university in ireland
The Lanyon Building at Queen’s University in Belfast Northern Ireland

The CJIS which stands for the Journal of Irish Studies In Canada is the scholarly publication (official) associated with the CAIS (Association for Irish Studies in Canada).

Over in Ireland is not associated with CJIS but has acquired their website, however, we kept some relevant information in case you were interested in learning more about the association.

If you landed on this page to get to the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, you can find their new website at: https://www.canadianirishstudies.org/

However if you would like to learn more, keep reading!

What is the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies?

The Canadian Journal of Irish studies was established in the year 1974, the following universities have edited this journal:

  • University of British Columbia
  • Memorial University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Concordia University

As the Irish Studies “journal of record” based in Canada, the CJIS is interested in publishing any new work of importance dealing with all aspects related to the Life of Ireland, taking a distinct interest in the works that contain a Canadian dimension.

One of the top priorities involves publishing top-rated, cutting-edge scholarly research. They are also very serious about the requirements to review every new book that relates to Irish Studies and publishing writings that are of “general” interest. CJIS is focused on remaining true to traditions that relate to Irish Studies, which has remained interdisciplinary in this organization. It focuses on a wide readership, which includes students from Ireland, who do not form a part of this academic community.

The CJIS is regarded as the scholarly publication (official) for the CJIS. This scholarly publication was founded in the year 1974 and has been edited currently at the Concordia University in Montreal at the Irish Studies School in Canada. As a “journal of record” for Irish Studies in Canada, the CJIS publishes reviews, articles, and other creative expression forms that promote an appreciation and understanding of Irish culture and history in the broadest terms. It focuses specifically on the “Irish experience” in Canada, along with the other Diaspora countries. It promotes various methodological and critical perspectives along with welcoming inter and multi-disciplinary approaches, including explorations of material, spatial, and visual culture.

Rhona Richman Kenneally, the Editor of CJIS, is an Associate Professor, at the Department of Design and Computation Arts Concordia University, in Montreal

Visit the website at rrk [at] concordia.ca

Book/Performance/Exhibition/Review Editors:

Gavin Foster gavin.foster: @ concordia.ca
Jane McGaughey jane.mcgaughey: @ concordia.ca
Emer O’Toole: emer.otoole@concordia.ca
Susan Cahill susan.cahill: @ concordia.ca

Managing Editor

Sara Spike cjis.rcei @ concordia.ca

You can address subscription-related or any general inquiries or concerns to their Managing Editor.

Subscription Rates For The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies

For Individuals

The CAIS (Canadian Association for Irish Studies) annual membership includes either a single double issue or two issues of the Journal.

For Seniors and Regular:

  • 1 year $75 or 3 years $200

For Family (2 or more residents residing at the same address):

  • 1 year $110 or 3 years $300

For Students:

  • 1 year $35 or 3 years $90

For Institutional (CJIS only)

  • Outside Canada $45 USD
  • In Canada $50

The rates mentioned above are Canadian dollars. To cover any bank charges, if U.S dollar cheques are used (they will be valued-at-par)

The mailing address used for correspondence (which includes books for review):

The CJIS (Canadian Journal of Irish Studies)
c/o Irish Studies School Of Canada
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8