Yeats' Nations: Gender, Class and Irishness

Yeats' Nations: Gender, Class and Irishness

by Marjorie Howes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521645271

ISBN-13: 9780521645270

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Marjorie Howes' study is the first sustained attempt to examine Yeats' continuous search for political origins and cultural traditions through the most recent work in postcolonial theory. She explores the complex, often contradictory ways Yeats' politics are refracted through his writing. Yeats' enthusiastic advocacy of the concept of nationality clashed with his…  See more details below

Overview

Marjorie Howes' study is the first sustained attempt to examine Yeats' continuous search for political origins and cultural traditions through the most recent work in postcolonial theory. She explores the complex, often contradictory ways Yeats' politics are refracted through his writing. Yeats' enthusiastic advocacy of the concept of nationality clashed with his distaste for the dominant and exclusive forms of Irish identity surrounding him. Her study will be of interest to all interested in Irish studies, postcolonial theory, and the relationship between nationalism and sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521645270
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. That sweet insinuating feminine voice: hysterics, peasants and the Celtic movement; 2. Fair Erin as landlord: femininity and Anglo-Irish politics in 'The Countess Cathleen'; 3. When the mob becomes a people: nationalism and occult theatre; 4. In the bedroom of the big house: kindred, crisis and Anglo-Irish nationality; 5. Desiring women: feminine sexuality and Irish nationality in 'A Woman Young and Old'; 6. The rule of kindred: eugenics, Purgatory and Yeats's race philosophy; Bibliography.

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