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Ireland and Cultural Theory

The Mechanics of Authenticity

Authors: Graham, Colin, Kirkland, Richard

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Ireland and Cultural Theory is a unique and timely collection offering the first major assessment of how theoretical readings of 'Ireland' and Irish culture have begun to question the grounds of debate in Irish studies. Contributions engage with the concept of the 'authentic' in Irish culture through analyses of film, television and literature, emigration, and institutional critical practice. This lively and challenging volume will be of interest to lecturers and students in the field of cultural studies, Irish studies and critical theory.

About the authors

CLAIRE CONNOLLY Lecturer, School of English Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff TOM HERRON Lecturer in English, University of Aberdeen EAMONN HUGHES Lecturer, School of English, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland JIM MACLAUGHLIN Political Geographer, University College Cork LANCE PETTITT Senior Lecturer in Irish Studies, St Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill SHAUN RICHARDS Head of Literature, Staffordshire University GERRY SMYTH is currently working on a book on contemporary Irish fiction BRONWEN WALTER Senior Lecturer in Geography, Anglia Polytechnic University

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'This book is a timely provocation to rethink our accepted notions of Irishness and Britishness in the light of recent debates in literary theory, gender research and the postcolonial controversy. A pioneering publication at the cutting edge of contemporary cultural studies' - Richard Kearney, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin, author of Postnationalist Ireland


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Graham, Colin (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • ‘… maybe that’s just Blarney’: Irish Culture and the Persistence of Authenticity

    Graham, Colin

    Pages 7-28

  • Decolonization and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse

    Smyth, Gerry

    Pages 29-49

  • ‘Pestilence on their backs, famine in their stomachs’: the Racial Construction of Irishness and the Irish in Victorian Britain

    Laughlin, Jim

    Pages 50-76

  • Gendered Irishness in Britain: Changing Constructions

    Walter, Bronwen

    Pages 77-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ireland and Cultural Theory
Book Subtitle
The Mechanics of Authenticity
Authors
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27149-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27149-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-67596-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-67597-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
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