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Irish Anglican Literature and Drama

Hybridity and Discord

Authors: Clare, David

  • Explores the Irishness and (qualified) Britishness of the authors such as Dion Boucicault and Bram Stoker
    Focuses on writers who have traditionally been marginalised or even excluded from studies concerned with Irish literature and drama
    Compares Irish Anglicans to two other colonial elites: the Anglophone Christian “Anglo-Indians” in colonial India and the Francophone Catholic Vietnamese elite in colonial Vietnam

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About this book

This book discusses key works by important writers from Church of Ireland backgrounds (from Farquhar and Swift to Beckett and Bardwell), in order to demonstrate that writers from this Irish subculture have a unique socio-political viewpoint which is imperfectly understood. The Anglican Ascendancy was historically referred to as a “middle nation” between Ireland and Britain, and this book is an examination of the various ways in which Irish Anglican writers have signalled their Irish/British hybridity. “British” elements in their work are pointed out, but so are manifestations of their proud Irishness and what Elizabeth Bowen called her community’s “subtle … anti-Englishness.” Crucially, this book discusses several writers often excluded from the “truly” Irish canon, including (among others) Laurence Sterne, Elizabeth Griffith, and C.S. Lewis.

About the authors

David Clare is Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. He previously held two IRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships at NUI Galway, Ireland. His books include the monograph Bernard Shaw’s Irish Outlook (2016) and the edited collection The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft (2018).

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Irish Anglican Literature and Drama
Book Subtitle
Hybridity and Discord
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68353-5
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978-3-030-68352-8
Edition Number
1
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