Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland

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University of Massachusetts Press

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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.

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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

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

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