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Routledge Studies in Irish Literature


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Routledge Studies in Irish Literature offers a range of theoretical perspectives, focusing in greater part on texts from the 20th and 21st centuries, and on a multi-racial, multi-cultural contemporary Irish society. This series makes full use of a range of contemporary theoretical perceptions, including deconstructive, psychoanalytic, ecocritical, translational, gender/feminist, cultural materialist, postmodern, new materialist, queer theoretical and presentist observations, offering genuinely fresh insights into Irish writing. Questioning issues of the canon, high and popular cultures and the traditionally historical orientations of Irish studies, this series uses theory to liberate new meanings in terms of Irish writing, society and culture, and to show how such writing has been, and continues to be, an agent of change in that culture.

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The Irish Short Story at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century Tradition, Society and Modernity

The Irish Short Story at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century: Tradition, Society and Modernity

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By Madalina Armie
December 16, 2022

In the mid-1990s, Ireland was experiencing the ‘best of times’. The Celtic Tiger seemed to instil in the national consciousness that poverty was a problem of the past. The impressive economic performance ensured that the Republic occupied one of the top positions among the world’s economic powers. ...

Irish Women's Prison Writing Mother Ireland’s Rebels, 1960s–2010s

Irish Women's Prison Writing: Mother Ireland’s Rebels, 1960s–2010s

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By Red Washburn
September 02, 2022

This book explores 50 years of Irish women’s prison writing, 1960s–2010s, connecting the work of women leaders and writers in the Six Counties of Ireland during the Troubles. This volume analyzes political communiqués, petitions, news coverage, prison files, personal letters, poetry and short prose...

James Joyce’s Mandala

James Joyce’s Mandala

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By Colm O’Shea
July 29, 2022

The Sanskrit word mandala can be translated as "sacred circle." Within the circle sits a microcosm of the universe and/or consciousness, repre-sented by icons. Eastern civilizations developed the spiritual-artistic practice of creating mandalas—with sand, paint, and architecture—to high technical ...

Feminist Discourse in Irish Literature Gender and Power in Louise O’Neill’s Young Adult Fiction

Feminist Discourse in Irish Literature: Gender and Power in Louise O’Neill’s Young Adult Fiction

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By Jennifer Mooney
July 21, 2022

Feminist Discourse in Irish Literature addresses the role of young adult (YA) Irish literature in responding and contributing to some of the most controversial and contemporary issues in today’s modern society: gender, and conflicting views of power, sexism and consent. This volume provides an...

Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture, 1980–2020

Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture, 1980–2020

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Edited By Deirdre Flynn, Ciara L. Murphy
July 18, 2022

Austerity and Irish Women’s Writing and Culture, 1980–2020 focuses on the under-represented relationship between austerity and Irish women’s writing across the last four decades. Taking a wide focus across cultural mediums, this collection of essays from leading scholars in Irish studies considers ...

Ageing Masculinities in Irish Literature and Visual Culture

Ageing Masculinities in Irish Literature and Visual Culture

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Edited By Michaela Schrage-Früh, Tony Tracy
July 14, 2022

This book engages with ageing masculinities in Irish literature and visual culture, including fiction, drama, poetry, painting, and documentary. Exploring the shifting representations of older men from the early twentieth century to the present, the contributors analyse how a broad range of ...

Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction Towards a Queer Liminality

Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction: Towards a Queer Liminality

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By Amy Jeffrey
June 16, 2022

Space and Irish Lesbian Fiction offers an original and much-needed study of Irish Lesbian fiction. Evaluating a wide body of Irish lesbian fiction ranging from the Victorian era to the contemporary age, this book advocates for women writers who have been largely ignored in Irish literary history ...

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis

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Edited By Andrew J. Auge, Eugene O'Brien
November 30, 2021

Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis addresses what is arguably the most crucial issue of human history through the lens of late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century Irish poetry. The poets that it surveys range from familiar presences in the contemporary Irish literary canon – ...

Haunted Heaney Spectres and the Poetry

Haunted Heaney: Spectres and the Poetry

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By Ian Hickey
July 30, 2021

Haunted Heaney: Spectres and the Poetry looks at the ghosts and spectres present within the poetry of the Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. Covering Heaney’s work from his first collection, Death of a Naturalist, to his final collection, Human Chain, this volume analyses Heaney’s poetry ...

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