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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge by Joe Cleary, Professor Claire Connolly

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By Joe Cleary, Professor Claire Connolly

This significant other offers an authoritative creation to the old, social and stylistic complexities of recent Irish tradition. It introduces Irish tradition in its broadest feel and publications the reader in the course of the cultural and theoretical debates that tell our figuring out of contemporary eire. the diversity of issues lined via the participants demonstrates a accomplished realizing of Irish tradition and the advance of contemporary eire.

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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

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Officially incorporated into the United Kingdom with the Act of Union in 1800, Ireland in the nineteenth century was a constituent element of a sprawling empire of global reach. Union with Britain survives into the twenty-first century in the shape of the political border dividing Northern Ireland from the Republic. And yet the long history of Irish migration and diaspora means that even the divided island – the basic geopolitical unit – cannot be taken for granted as the sole sphere of modern Irish culture.

8. Seamus Deane, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature (London: Faber, 1985) and Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 9. The 1990s have seen a number of important publications that work across concerns associated with Field Day and also with Irish feminism. Hence the distinction drawn here between these bodies of work is of broad schematic value only and the intellectual field is considerably more complex. Examples of crossover works of this kind include: Claire Wills, Improprieties: Politics and Sexuality in Northern Irish Poetry (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993); Emer Nolan, James Joyce and Irish Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1995); Marjorie Howes, Yeats’s Nations: Gender, Class and Nationhood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); and Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Ireland’s Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture (Cork: Cork University Press/Field Day Critical Conditions Series, 2001).

8. Seamus Deane, Celtic Revivals: Essays in Modern Irish Literature (London: Faber, 1985) and Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997). 9. The 1990s have seen a number of important publications that work across concerns associated with Field Day and also with Irish feminism. Hence the distinction drawn here between these bodies of work is of broad schematic value only and the intellectual field is considerably more complex. Examples of crossover works of this kind include: Claire Wills, Improprieties: Politics and Sexuality in Northern Irish Poetry (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993); Emer Nolan, James Joyce and Irish Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1995); Marjorie Howes, Yeats’s Nations: Gender, Class and Nationhood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); and Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Ireland’s Others: Ethnicity and Gender in Irish Literature and Popular Culture (Cork: Cork University Press/Field Day Critical Conditions Series, 2001).

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