Ireland and Cultural Theory: The Mechanics of Authenticity

Ireland and Cultural Theory: The Mechanics of Authenticity

by Colin Graham, Richard Kirkland


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333675977
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/13/1998
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

CLAIRE CONNOLLY Lecturer, School of English Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff
TOM HERRON Lecturer in English, University of Aberdeen
EAMONN HUGHES Lecturer, School of English, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
JIM MACLAUGHLIN Political Geographer, University College Cork
LANCE PETTITT Senior Lecturer in Irish Studies, St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill
SHAUN RICHARDS Head of Literature, Staffordshire University
GERRY SMYTH is currently working on a book on contemporary Irish fiction
BRONWEN WALTER Senior Lecturer in Geography, Anglia Polytechnic University

Table of Contents

List of Figures Notes on the Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction; C.Graham & R.Kirkland '... maybe that's just Blarney': Irish Culture and the Persistence of Authenticity; C.Graham Decolonisation and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse; G.Smyth 'Pestilence on their Backs, Famine in their Stomachs': The Racial Construction of Irishness and the Irish in Britain; J.MacLaughlin Gendered Irishness in Britain: Changing Constructions; B.Walter Breaking the 'Cracked Mirror': Binary Oppositions in the Culture of Contemporary Ireland; S.Richards Troubles, Terminus and The Treaty ; L.Pettitt Reading Responsibility in Castle Rackrent ; C.Connolly 'Could Anyone Write it?': Place in Tom Paulin's Poetry; E.Hughes The Body's in the Post: Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Dispersed Body; T.Herron Questioning the Frame: Hybridity, Ireland and the Institution; R.Kirkland Bibliography Index

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