Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

by Anthony Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558491317

ISBN-13: 9781558491311

Pub. Date: 08/07/2012

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

This collection of stimulating essays focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in Irish history, biography, language, literature, and drama. While the contributors employ a variety of methodological and critical perspectives, they share the conviction that the gendering of Ireland--not only of the nation, but of actual Irish men and women--is a construction of

Overview

This collection of stimulating essays focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in Irish history, biography, language, literature, and drama. While the contributors employ a variety of methodological and critical perspectives, they share the conviction that the gendering of Ireland--not only of the nation, but of actual Irish men and women--is a construction of culture and ideology and not simply one of nature.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558491311
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.97(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Queering the Irish Renaissance: The Masculinities of Moore, Martyn, and Yeats8
Cathleen ni Houlihan Writes Back: Maud Gonne and Irish National Theater39
Nationalism, Pacifism, Internationalism: Louie Bennett, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, and the Problems of "Defining Feminism"60
The Fionnuala Factor: Irish Sibling Emigration at the Turn of the Century85
"Oh, Kathleen Ni Houlihan, Your Way's a Thorny Way!": The Condition of Women in Twentieth-Century Ireland102
The Posthumous Life of Roger Casement127
Gender, Sexuality, and Englishness in Modern Irish Drama and Film159
"Our Bodies' Eyes and Writing Hands": Secrecy and Sensuality in Ni Chuilleanain's Baroque Art187
"The More with Which We Are Connected": The Muse of the Minus in the Poetry of McGuckian and Kinsella212
Godly Burden: The Catholic Sisterhoods in Twentieth-Century Ireland245
The Changing Face of Cathleen ni Houlihan: Women and Politics in Ireland, 1960-1966257
"Hello Divorce, Goodbye Daddy": Women, Gender, and the Divorce Debate275
Language, Stories, Healing299
Notes on Contributors315
Index319

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