Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature

Tracing Counter-Histories

Authors: Lehner, S.

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This book develops an innovative Irish-Scottish postcolonial approach by galvanizing Emmanuel Levinas' ethics with the socio-cultural category of the 'subaltern'. It sheds new light on contemporary Scottish and Irish fiction, exploring how these writings interact with the recent restructuring of the three state-formations in Ireland and Scotland.

About the authors

STEFANIE LEHNER is Postdoctoral Fellow at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published in the areas of Scottish and Irish studies, including an essay on Northern Irish fiction that won the 2007 BAIS Essay Prize and appeared in the Irish Studies Review.

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'This book is a brilliantly sustained, rigorous and sophisticated analysis of contemporary Irish and Scottish writing. It is brimming with provocative ideas and stimulating insight. Not only does it stand at the cutting edge of Irish-Scottish Studies, it also galvanises critical theory more widely with verve and distinction.' - Aaron Kelly, University of Edinburgh, UK

'Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature undertakes a uniquely and persuasively rigorous ethico-political reading of post-devolutionary politics and literature in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Its intellectual subtlety challenges the way we understand recent Irish and Scottish texts and the comparisons that are made between them. A genuinely new approach to Irish and Scottish studies.' - Colin Graham, National University of Ireland

'This is a timely book; written at the crossroads of these intersecting histories, the Irish financial collapse makes a poignant backdrop to Lehner's erudite and studiously executed analysis.' - Scottish Literary Review


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Irish-Scottish Crosscurrents: Towards an Archipelagic Subaltern Aesth

    Pages 1-29

    Lehner, Stefanie

  • (D)evolutions? Transformations in the Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish ImagiNation

    Pages 30-51

    Lehner, Stefanie

  • ‘Buried in Silence and Oblivion’: Subaltern Counter-Histories in the Scottish-Irish Archipelago

    Pages 52-66

    Lehner, Stefanie

  • ‘History Stands So Still, It Gathers Dust’: Mapping Ethical Disjunctures in Contemporary Ireland and Scotland

    Pages 67-97

    Lehner, Stefanie

  • ‘Measuring Silences’: The Northern Irish Peace Process as

    Pages 98-114

    Lehner, Stefanie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature
Book Subtitle
Tracing Counter-Histories
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30879-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230308794
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24170-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31741-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 231
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