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Civil Society, Post-Colonialism and Transnational Solidarity : The Irish and the Middle East Conflict (Marie-Violaine Louvet)

20/09/2016

Civil Society, Post-Colonialism and Transnational Solidarity : The Irish and the Middle East Conflict (Marie-Violaine Louvet)

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Irish Women Writers and the Modern Short Story (Elke D'hoker)

28/08/2016

Irish Women Writers and the Modern Short Story (Elke D'hoker)

 This book traces the development of the modern short story in the hands of Irish women writers from the 1890s to the present. George Egerton, Somerville and Ross, Elizabeth Bowen, Mary Lavin, Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright and Claire Keegan are only some of the many Irish women writers who have made lasting contributions to the genre of the modern short story - yet their achievements have often been marginalized in literary histories, which typically define the Irish short story in terms of its oral heritage, nationalist concerns, rural realism and outsider-hero. Through a detailed investigation of the short fiction of fifteen prominent writers, this study aims to open up this critical conceptualization of the Irish short story to the formal properties and thematic concerns women writers bring to the genre. What stands out in thematic terms is an abiding interest in human relations, whether of love, the family or the larger community. In formal terms, this book traces the overall development of the Irish short story, highlighting both the lines of influence that connect these writers and the specific use each individual author makes of the short story form. 

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Irish Pages - A Journal of Contemporary Writing (C. Agee)

27/06/2016

Irish Pages - A Journal of Contemporary Writing (C. Agee)

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 Irish Cultures of Travel. Writing on the Continent, 1829-1914 (Raphaël Ingelbien)

13/06/2016

Irish Cultures of Travel. Writing on the Continent, 1829-1914 (Raphaël Ingelbien)

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12/06/2016

Irish Cultures of Travel. Writing on the Continent, 1829-1914

This book analyses travel texts aimed at the emergent Irish middle classes in the long nineteenth century. Unlike travel writing about Ireland, Irish travel writing about foreign spaces has been under-researched. Drawing on a wide range of neglected material and focusing on selected European destinations, this study draws out the distinctive features of an Irish corpus that often subverts dominant trends in Anglo-Saxon travel writing. As it charts Irish participation in a new ‘mass’ tourism, it shows how that participation led to heated ideological debates in Victorian and Edwardian Irish print culture. Those debates culminate in James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, which is here re-read through new discursive contextualizations. This book sheds new light on middle-class culture in pre-independence Ireland, and on Ireland’s relation to Europe. The methodology used to define its Irish corpus also makes innovative contributions to the study of travel writing. 

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Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film

16/05/2016

Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film

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30/11/2015

Irish Literature and the First World War: Culture, Identity and Memory

This book analyses poetry and prose written by combatant and non-combatant Irish writers during the First World War, focusing on key works influenced by Irish, English and European literary traditions. It highlights the complex positions adopted by writers in relation to the international conflict and to Irish debates about nationhood, which resist reduction to the simple binaries of Unionist/pro-war and Nationalist/anti-war. The book goes on to discuss the literature of the decades following the war, looking at how the conflict was remembered in the two parts of the now divided island, both by individuals and collectively, and investigating the dynamic interrelationship between personal recollection and public memory. In conclusion, the author discusses contemporary literature about the war, which often examines family memory as well as collective memory, and explores its role in the narrative of nationhood, both north and south of the border.

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The Irish Short Story

05/01/2015

The Irish Short Story

D’hoker, Elke / Eggermont, Stephanie (eds)

The Irish Short Story

Traditions and Trends

Oxford 2015. VIII, 322 pp.
Reimagining Ireland. Vol. 63
Edited by Eamon Maher

 

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27/11/2014

NISJ vol 13 number 1: 'Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness'


 

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Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales

30/06/2014

Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales

Type: edited book
Authors/Editors: Conn Holohan & Tony Tracy
Year: 2014
 

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