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Demons, Hamlets and Femmes Fatales

Representations of Irish Republicanism in Popular Fiction

by Jayne Steel (Author)
Monographs 272 Pages

Summary

The book provides a lively discussion of the ways in which popular fiction appropriates the figure of the Provisional IRA activist and the political conflict within the north of Ireland. It looks at how authors’ recreations, or transformations, of Irish republicanism might reveal self-referentional images that are, ultimately, a product of national identity and/or gender identity. An important focus of the book interrogates British fascination and fixation with the Provisional IRA and its ‘terrors’.
The many novels discussed in this study include Gerald Seymour Harry’s Game; Campbell Armstrong Jig; Bernard MacLaverty Cal; Mary Costello Titanic Town; Jennifer Johnston Shadows on our Skin; Deidre Madden One by One through the Darkness.

Details

Pages
272
ISBN (PDF)
9783035307023
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039110070
Language
English
Publication date
2015 (February)
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2007. 272 pp.

Biographical notes

Jayne Steel (Author)

The Author: Jayne Steel is a full-time lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. Her specialist areas include the ‘Troubles’ and contemporary fiction, modern literary theory and film theory. In addition to publishing in this field, she has presented numerous conference papers both nationally and internationally. She is also an award-winning screen writer.

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