Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

ISBN-10:
1558491317
ISBN-13:
9781558491311
Pub. Date:
08/07/2012
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press

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Overview

Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

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.

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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