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Trauma, Memory and Silence of the Irish Woman in Contemporary Literature
Wounds of the Body and the Soul



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ISBN 9781032409641
January 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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This volume studies the manifestations of female trauma through the exploration of multiple wounds, inflicted on both body and mind (Caruth 1996, 3) and the soul of Irish women from Northern Ireland and the Republic within a contemporary context, and in literary works written at the turn of the twenty-first century and beyond. These artistic manifestations connect tradition and modernity, debunk myths, break the silence with the exposure of uncomfortable realities, dismantle stereotypes and reflect reality with precision. Women’s issues and female experiences depicted in contemporary fiction may provide an explanation for past and present gender dynamics, revealing a pathway for further renegotiation of gender roles and the achievement of equilibrium and equality between sexes. These works might help to seal and heal wounds both old and new and offer solutions to the quandaries of tomorrow.

Table of Contents

MADALINA ARMIE AND VERÓNICA MEMBRIVE

Introduction

PART I – ESSAYS

JESSICA ALIAGA-LAVRIJSEN

University of Zaragoza, Spain

  1. Trauma, Reproduction and Breeding in Catherine Brophy’s Dark Paradise
  2. BURCU GÜLÜM TEKIN

    University of Zaragoza, Spain

  3. Different Kinds of Love: Silenced Women in Leland Bardwell’s Short Fiction
  4. ELENA CANTUESO URBANO AND MARÍA ISABEL ROMERO RUIZ

    University of Málaga, Spain

  5. Trauma after a Life of Torture in Irish Magdalene Laundries: Magdalene Survivors’ Testimonies and Patricia Burke-Brogan’s Stained Glass at Samhain
  6. PAULA ROMO-MAYOR

    University of Zaragoza, Spain

  7. Shattering the Moulds of Tradition: The Role of Women in the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma in Rachel Seiffert’s The Walk Home
  8. MELANIA TERRAZAS

    University of La Rioja, Spain

  9. Representations of Trauma, Memory and the Silencing of Irish Women: Storytelling in Emer Martin’s The Cruelty Men
  10. F.B. SCHÜRMANN

    University College Dublin (UCD), School of English, Drama, and Film, Ireland

  11. Exposition of a Half-formed System: Trauma and Other Matters in Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
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    ALICIA MURO

    University of La Rioja, Spain

  13. Damaged Women: Trauma, Shame and Silence in Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends and Normal People
  14. KAYLA FANNING

    Concordia University, Canada

  15. Conditions of Homecoming: Self-Care and Anticipation in Louise O’Neill’s Only Ever Yours and The Surface Breaks
  16. ASIER ALTUNA-GARCÍA DE SALAZAR

    University of Deusto, Spain

  17. Confronting Female Unspeakable Truths in Ireland: Donal Ryan’s Strange Flowers
  18. MAYRON ESTEFAN CANTILLO-LUCUARA

    University of Valencia, Spain

  19. Emma Donoghue’s Hood and the Aesthetics of Existential Claustrophobia: From Traumatic Self-Retreat to Uncloseted Grief
  20. MARÍA GAVIÑA-COSTERO

    University of Valencia, Spain

  21. Don’t Tell Them: The Strategy of Silence in Anna Burns’ Milkman
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    PART 2. PIECES OF CREATIVE WRITING

    CATHERINE DUNNE

  23. A Good Enough Mother
  24. Unpublished literary piece of novel

     

    MIA GALLAGHER

  25. Dirty Irish Punk
  26. Unpublished literary piece of novel

     

    LIA MILLS

  27. "Flight"

Reissued short story

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Biography

Madalina Armie earned a master’s degree in English language and literature in 2014 from the University of Almería.She is currently teaching at the University of Almeria.

Verónica Membrive completed her Ph.D. at the University of Almería (2017) on Irish travel writers in Spain during the twentieth-century. She is currently teaching English at the University of Almería. She has been awarded the International George Campbell Award for her research on Hiberno-Spanish cultural relations (University of Málaga, 2018).