Dictionary of Munster Women Writers, 1800-2000

Dictionary of Munster Women Writers, 1800-2000


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Dictionary of Munster Women Writers, 1800-2000 by Tina O'Toole

This dictionary will make an important contribution the knowledge of writing in Munster in both Irish and English over the past 200 years. The dictionary has entries on 560 writers, including 220 in Irish. Each entry contains a bibliographical note, a list of key references, and a bibliography where applicable.

* advances literary and cultural - as distinct from primarily historical - research on the region of Munster over the last two centuries

* enables a new view, as a whole, of the work of women writers

* juxtaposes the work of Irish, English-language, and bilingual writers, and thereby helps to develop an understanding of the province of Munster as a diverse cultural milieu, and focus on the role of regionality in the process of cultural creation

The Munster Women Writers Project, based in the English Department at University College Cork, was a recovery project aiming to make available the basic materials for biographical and literary research and analysis on the extensive number of women writers with Munster backgrounds or strong Munster connections in the period 1800-2000. The objective was to make more information on these writers available for future literary historians, feminist critics and social historians to develop knowledge and understanding of this material. By making available the basic materials for scholarly research in this field, the project aims to help generate critical analysis of the role of regional, class and gender factors in the formation of writers, and the intersection of these factors in the nature of the work produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859183885
Publisher: Cork University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tina O'Toole is a Lecturer in Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick.

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