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Shakespeare and Contemporary Irish Literature

Editors: Taylor-Collins, Nicholas, van der Ziel, Stanley (Eds.)

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  • Deals with authors whose Shakespearean connections have thus far been overlooked in scholarship
  • Addresses Irish writing since the 1960s
  • Focuses on the presence of Shakespeare in recent Irish poetry, drama and prose fiction (rather than drama only)
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About this book

This book shows that Shakespeare continues to influence contemporary Irish literature, through postcolonial, dramaturgical, epistemological and narratological means. International critics examine a range of contemporary writers including Eavan Boland, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, John McGahern, Frank McGuinness, Derek Mahon and Paul Muldoon, and explore Shakespeare’s tragedies, histories and comedies, as well as his sonnets. Together, the chapters demonstrate that Shakespeare continues to exert a pressure on Irish writing into the twenty-first century, sometimes because of and sometimes in spite of the fact that his writing is inextricably tied to the Elizabethan and Jacobean colonization of Ireland. Contemporary Irish writers appropriate, adopt, adapt and strategize through their engagements with Shakespeare, and indeed through his own engagement with the world around him four hundred years ago.

About the authors

Nicholas Taylor-Collins is Lecturer in English Literature at Swansea University, UK, where he teaches on early modern, twentieth- and twenty-first literature. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick, having also studied at The University of Manchester. His research focuses widely both on early modern English literature, and modern and contemporary Irish literature, with publications on Shakespeare, James Joyce and John McGahern.
Stanley van der Ziel is Lecturer in English at Maynooth University, Ireland, where he teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century British and Irish literature. His publications include numerous articles on Irish authors, from Yeats to Joseph O’Neill. He is the author of John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition (2016), and the editor of two editions of McGahern’s works: Love of the World: Essays (2009) and The Rockingham Shoot and Other Dramatic Writings (2018).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Shakespeare, Ireland and the Contemporary

    Pages 1-25

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas (et al.)

  • ‘Memory Like Mitigation’: Heaney, Shakespeare and Ireland

    Pages 27-48

    Homem, Rui Carvalho

  • ‘An Inconstant Stay’: Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney and the Ends of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    Pages 49-69

    Walker, Tom

  • Moving the Statue: Myths of Motherhood in Eavan Boland, Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

    Pages 71-97

    Taylor-Collins, Nicholas

  • ‘This Rough Magic’: Late Derek Mahon and Late Shakespeare

    Pages 99-123

    Bennett, Sarah

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Hardcover £79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare and Contemporary Irish Literature
Editors
  • Nicholas Taylor-Collins
  • Stanley van der Ziel
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95924-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95924-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95923-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07116-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
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