Irishness in North American Women s Writing

Irishness in North American Women s Writing
Author: Ellen McWilliams
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2021-01-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137537884

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This book examines ideas of Irishness in the writing of Mary McCarthy, Maeve Brennan, Alice McDermott, Alice Munro, Jane Urquhart, and Emma Donoghue. Individual chapters engage in detail with questions central to the social or literary history of Irish women in North America and pay special attention to the following: discourses of Irish femininity in twentieth-century American and Canadian literature; mythologies of Irishness in an American and Canadian context; transatlantic literary exchanges and the influence of canonical Irish writers; and ideas of exile in the work of diasporic women writers.

Irishness in North American Women s Writing

Irishness in North American Women s Writing
Author: Ellen McWilliams
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021
Genre:
ISBN: 9781349711284

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'This is a lively, thought-provoking, engrossing, and eminently readable study of cross-connections in North American women's writing. Irishness in North American Women's Writing: Transatlantic Affinities is a timely, original, and richly observant study of six diverse women writers and a valuable intervention in the field of transatlantic studies.' - Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin, Ireland 'This absorbing, historically informed study further enhances Ellen McWilliams' scholarly credentials in the field of Irish diasporic literary studies. Written in a lucid, accessible style, her book is an essential tool for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the subtleties of the transatlantic exchanges that make the work of these six North American women writers so compelling.' -Liam Harte, University of Manchester, UK 'Ellen McWilliams' ground-breaking study, Irishness in North American Women's Writing: Transatlantic Affinities, extends the critical landscape on major Irish-American and Irish-Canadian women authors: her nuanced investigations excitingly broaden transatlantic studies and complicate essentialist readings of Irish, Canadian, and American nationalism. Furthermore, by examining Irish-Canadian women's literature, the volume addresses an enormous critical gap.' - Kate Costello-Sullivan, Le Moyne College, New York, USA This book examines ideas of Irishness in the writing of Mary McCarthy, Maeve Brennan, Alice McDermott, Alice Munro, Jane Urquhart, and Emma Donoghue. Individual chapters engage in detail with questions central to the social or literary history of Irish women in North America and pay special attention to the following: discourses of Irish femininity in twentieth-century American and Canadian literature; mythologies of Irishness in an American and Canadian context; transatlantic literary exchanges and the influence of canonical Irish writers; and ideas of exile in the work of diasporic women writers.

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies
Author: Renée Fox
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-12-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1000333159

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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.

Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture

Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture
Author: Paige Reynolds
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2016-09-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1783085754

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Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture explores manifestations of the themes, forms, and practices of high modernism in Irish literature and culture produced subsequent to this influential movement. Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture closely examines how Irish writers and artists from the mid-twentieth century onwards grapple with the legacies bequeathed by modernism and seek to forge new modes of expression for modern and contemporary culture.

Irish Women Writers Speak Out

Irish Women Writers Speak Out
Author: Caitriona Moloney
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780815629719

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Bringing together the diverse and marvelously articulate voices of women of Irish and Irish-American descent, editors Caitriona Moloney and Helen Thompson examine the complicated maps of experience that the women's public, private, and literary lives represent—particularly as they engage in both feminism and postcolonialism. Acknowledging Mary Robinson's revised view of Irish identity—now global rather than local—this work recognizes the importance of identity as a site of mobility. The pieces reveal how complex the terms "feminism" and "postcolonialism" are; they examine how the individual writers see their identities constructed and/or mediated by sexuality. In addition, the book traces common themes of female agency, violence, generational conflicts, migration, emigration, religion, and politics to name a few. As it represents the next wave of Irish women writers, this book offers fresh insight into the work of emerging and established authors and will appeal to a new generation of readers.

Women s Voices in Ireland

Women s Voices in Ireland
Author: Caitriona Clear
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-12-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 1474236707

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Women's Voices in Ireland examines the letters and problems sent in by women to two Irish women's magazines in the 1950s and 60s, discussing them within their wider social and historical context. In doing so, it provides a unique insight into one of the few forums for female expression in Ireland during this period. Although in these decades more Irish women than ever before participated in paid work, trade unions and voluntary organizations, their representation in politics and public and their workforce participation remained low. Meanwhile, women who came of age from the late 1950s experienced a freedom which their mothers and aunts - married or single, in the workplace or the home - had never known. Diary and letters pages and problem pages in Irish-produced magazines in the 1950s and 60s enabled women from all walks of life to express their opinions and to seek guidance on the social changes they saw happening around them. This book, by examining these communications, gives a new insight into the history of Irish women, and also contributes to the ongoing debate about what women's magazines mean for women's history.

Irish Women Writers

Irish Women Writers
Author: Alexander G. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0313328838

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Irish women writers have a large following, and their works are attracting large amounts of scholarly and critical attention. Through roughly 75 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 35 expert contributors, this reference overviews the lives and works of Irish women writers active in a range of genres and periods. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and a list of works by and about the author. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. Ireland has an especially lively literary tradition, and works by Irish writers have long been recognized as interesting and influential. While male writers have received the bulk of the critical attention given to Irish literature, contemporary women writers are among the most widely read Irish authors. This reference overviews the lives and works of Irish women writers active in a range of periods and genres. Included are roughly 75 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 35 expert contributors. Among the writers discussed are: ; Elizabeth Bowen ; Mary Dorcey ; Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory ; Anne Hartigan ; Norah Hoult ; Paula Meehan ; Iris Murdoch ; Edna O'Brien ; Katharine Tynan ; Sheila Wingfield ; And many more. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the writer's critical reception, and a list of works by and about the writer. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

Women in Northern Ireland

Women in Northern Ireland
Author: Megan Sullivan
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1999
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813016986

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"Sullivan is among those emerging feminist cultural critics who are breaking a critical silence: her study of fiction, films and plays by Northern Irish women not only charts new territory in Irish studies, it also provides a model for doing Irish cultural criticism."--Katherine Kirkpatrick, editor of Border Crossings: Irish Women Writers and National Identity In this examination of the cultural production of critically acclaimed women novelists, filmmakers, nonfiction writers and dramatists in Northern Ireland, Megan Sullivan insists that their work demonstrates that the Irish political struggle takes place in the material conditions of women's lives--in the home, within the family, and on the street. While writers about Northern Ireland traditionally discuss public events, Sullivan argues that no permanent solution to the troubles will be possible until the public deals with such issues as housing, poverty, unemployment, and domestic violence. Because the plight of Northern Irish prisoners has been an important component of the peace process, she uses prison as a metaphor and as a point of departure to discuss patriarchy in general. Incorporating material that has been difficult to access for most North American readers, and focusing on issues that have only recently been studied, Women in Northern Ireland maps a new direction for the intersection of Irish studies and cultural studies. Megan Sullivan, assistant professor of humanities and rhetoric at Boston University, has published articles in Eire Ireland, New Hibernia Review, Irish Literary Supplement, and Irish Review.

Famine Irish and the American Racial State

Famine Irish and the American Racial State
Author: Peter D. O'Neill
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2017-02-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 131539345X

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures and Table -- Acknowledgments -- Permissions -- Introduction: Famine Irish and the American Racial State -- 1 Black and Green Atlantic Crossings in the Famine Era -- 2 Irish Catholic Empire Building in America -- 3 The Writin' Irish -- or, Catholic Irish America's Famine-Era Authors -- 4 A Code for the True American Catholic Man or Woman -- 5 Gender Laundering Irish Women and Chinese Men in San Francisco -- 6 In California, Workers Divided -- 7 An Irish Worker's Post-national Horizon -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Index

Changing Ireland

Changing Ireland
Author: Christine St. Peter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2000-03-17
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0230596460

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During the past twenty-five years, Ireland has seen an explosion of women's fiction - hundreds of published works that reimagine the inherited literary traditions and the social contexts of women's lives. Changing Ireland examines women's use of historical fiction, exile literature, Northern war narratives, speculative fiction, and classic 'realism', and looks at the local Irish forms of international women's genres like the romance novel and feminist fiction.

Textures of Irish America

Textures of Irish America
Author: Lawrence J. McCaffrey
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1998-10-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780815605218

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The "textures" of the Irish-American experience have been manifold, greatly influencing this country's economic, social, and cultural development over the past two centuries. Unlike that of many other European immigrants, the Irish journey to America was viewed largely as a one-way trip. They quickly adjusted to America, soon becoming citizens and active participants in politics. By the end of the 19th century, they dominated not only most American cities but also sports, especially baseball, and many were prominent in show business. In this entertaining study of one of America's most engaging and controversial groups, Lawrence McCaffrey reveals how the Irish adapted to urban life, progressing from unskilled working class to solid middle class. Denied power and influence in business and commerce, they achieved both through politics and the Catholic church. In addition to politicians and churchmen, McCaffrey discusses the roles of writers such as Finley Peter Dunne, James T. Farrell, Eugene O'Neill, J.F. Powers, Edwin O'Connor, William Kennedy, Elizabeth Cullinan, Tom Flanagan, Thomas Fleming, Jimmy Breslin, and John Gregory Dunne, as well as such film stars as Jimmy Cagney, Bing Crosby. Grace and Gene Kelly, and Spencer Tracy. McCaffrey completes the story with a look at the role of Irish nationalism in developing the personality of Irish America and in liberating Ireland from British colonialism. The result of some forty years of thinking and writing about Irish-American life, McCaffrey's Textures will appeal to scholars and general readers alike and may very well becomes the standard work on Irish America.

Women Creating Women

Women Creating Women
Author: Patricia Boyle Haberstroh
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996-02-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780815626718

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Women Creating Women is a pioneering exploration of contemporary Irish women poets that should provide a frame of reference for all future discussion of this topic. Patricia Haberstroh focuses on five poets in particular, beginning with Eithne Strong and Nuala Nf Dhomhnaill, both of whom still write in the Irish language—each emphasizing the importance of the female perspective on the human experience. She then turns her attention to three of the best-known contemporary poets: Eavan Boland, the most highly esteemed; Medbh McGuckian, the most difficult and original; and Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, whose poems make some of the stronger statements about the need to balance a male with a female perspective to broaden the human vision. Drawing on a wide reading of the poets' works and extensive personal interviews with them, Haberstroh demonstrates the emergence of a more self-conscious and self-confident female poet who is ready to rewrite the story of Irish women and redefine and explore female identity and the image of women in Irish history, culture, and literature. Her final chapter explores Irish women's poetry since 1980. This book is a celebration of poets, poetry, and Ireland that allows the reader to discover the works of these fine poets.

Making the Irish American

Making the Irish American
Author: J.J. Lee
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 751
Release: 2007-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 0814752187

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"Here is a new Clay Sanskrit Library publication of the middle book of Valmiki's Ramayana, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, the ideal man and the incarnation of the great god Vishnu." "After losing first his kingship and then his wife, Sita, Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishkindha to seek help in finding her, and meets Hanuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. The brothers Valin and Sugriva are both claimants for the monkey throne; in exchange for the assistance of monkey troops in discovering where Sita is held captive, Rama has to help Sugriva win the throne. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but they have no success until an old vulture tells them Sita is in Lanka. The book concludes with Hanuman's preparation to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search." "The tragic rivalry between the two monkey brothers is in sharp contrast to Rama's affectionate relationship with his own brothers, and forms a self-contained episode within the larger story of Rama's adventures. Rama's intervention in the struggle between Sugriva and Valin is the chief moral focus of the book." --Book Jacket.

Street Ballads in Nineteenth Century Britain Ireland and North America

Street Ballads in Nineteenth Century Britain  Ireland  and North America
Author: David Atkinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317049217

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In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into ’street literature’ - that is, the cheap printed broadsides and chapbooks that poured from the presses of jobbing printers from the late sixteenth century until the beginning of the twentieth. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers and reached the populace in printed form. Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America engages with the long-running debate over the origin of traditional songs by examining street literature’s interaction with, and influence on, oral traditions.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1338
Release: 1999
Genre: Biography
ISBN:

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The Irish New Woman

The Irish New Woman
Author: Tina O'Toole
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2013-07-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137349131

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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.

The History of British Women s Writing 1880 1920

The History of British Women s Writing  1880 1920
Author: Holly A. Laird
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2016-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137393807

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The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe.