New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature

Imagining Irish Suburbia in Literature and Culture

Editors: Smith, Eoghan, Workman, Simon (Eds.)

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  • Represents the first interdisciplinary volume of essays to give primary consideration to the culture and arts of modern Irish suburbia
  • Brings to the surface the relatively unrecognised importance of suburbia as a site of creativity within Irish cultural and artistic traditions
  • Opens up new ways of conceptualising Irish culture, particularly in the contemporary period
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This collection of critical essays explores the literary and visual cultures of modern Irish suburbia, and the historical, social and aesthetic contexts in which these cultures have emerged. The lived experience and the artistic representation of Irish suburbia have received relatively little scholarly consideration and this multidisciplinary volume redresses this critical deficit. It significantly advances the nascent socio-historical field of Irish suburban studies, while simultaneously disclosing and establishing a history of suburban Irish literary and visual culture. The essays also challenge conventional conceptions of what constitutes the proper domain of Irish writing and art and reveal that, though Irish suburban experience is often conceived of pejoratively by writers and artists, there are also many who register and valorise the imaginative possibilities of Irish suburbia and the meanings of its social and cultural life.

About the authors

Eoghan Smith is Lecturer in English at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, Ireland. He is the author of John Banville: Art and Authenticity (2013), and has published articles, chapters and reviews, primarily on Irish writing.
Simon Workman is Lecturer in English at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, Ireland. He has published articles, chapters and reviews on Irish poetry and culture in a number of different journals and collections, with his work appearing in the Irish Literary Supplement, Poetry Ireland, Irish Studies Review and The Review of English Studies.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining Irish Suburbia in Literature and Culture
Editors
  • Eoghan Smith
  • Simon Workman
Series Title
New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96427-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96427-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96426-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 342
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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