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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 new and published books in the subject of Irish Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Contemporary Trauma Narratives

    Liminality and the Ethics of Form

    Edited by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Susana Onega

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book provides a comprehensive compilation of essays on the relationship between formal experimentation and ethics in a number of generically hybrid or "liminal" narratives dealing with individual and collective traumas, running the spectrum from the testimonial novel and the fictional...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Irish Dramatic Movement (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1939, The Irish Dramatic Movement is a critical study of the dramatic work of W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, their contemporaries and some of their successors. Professor Ellis-Fermor relates each to the movement as a whole, discussing the nature of poetic drama in the...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ulysses and the Poetics of Cognition

    By Patrick Colm Hogan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    Given Ulysses’ perhaps unparalleled attention to the operations of the human mind, it is unsurprising that critics have explored the work’s psychology. Nonetheless, there has been very little research that draws on recent cognitive science to examine thought and emotion in this novel. Hogan sets...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

    Edited by Marion Gibson, Shelley Trower, Garry Tregidga

    Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. James Joyce

    Edited by Colin Milton

    Series: Critical Assessments of Major Writers

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882–1941) is a towering figure in the development of English-language modernist prose fiction. And his influence extends well beyond the anglophone literary world; like his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce flew by the nets of nationality, language, and religion,...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Irish Children's Literature and Culture

    New Perspectives on Contemporary Writing

    Edited by Keith O'Sullivan, Valerie Coghlan

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Irish Children’s Literature and Culture looks critically at Irish writing for children from the 1980s to the present, examining the work of many writers and illustrators and engaging with major genres, forms, and issues, including the gothic, the speculative, picturebooks, ethnicity, and...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Identity in Irish Drama

    W.B. Yeats, Augusta Gregory and J.M. Synge

    By George Cusack

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study examines the early dramatic works of Yeats, Synge, and Gregory in the context of late colonial Ireland’s unique socio-political landscape. By contextualizing each author’s work within the artistic and political discourses of their time, Cusack demonstrates the complex negotiation of...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Ireland and Cultural Change

    Race, Sex and Nation

    By Gerardine Meaney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book analyzes the roots of Irish social and sexual conservatism and the dramatic change in one of the most basic areas of human experience: how we understand our roles as men and women. It looks at the relationship between sexual and cultural dissent and the long, slow role of culture in...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

    By Christopher Dowd

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense...

    Published July 16th 2010 by Routledge