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Irish Women Writers

New Critical Perspectives

by Elke D'hoker (Volume editor) Raphaël Ingelbien (Volume editor) Hedwig Schwall (Volume editor)
Edited Collection VIII, 310 Pages
Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 40

Summary

After a decade in which women writers have gradually been given more recognition in the study of Irish literature, this collection proposes a reappraisal of Irish women’s writing by inviting dialogues with new or hitherto marginalised critical frameworks as well as with foreign and transnational literary traditions. Several essays explore how Irish women writers engaged with European themes and traditions through the genres of travel writing, the historical novel, the monologue and the fairy tale. Other contributions are concerned with the British context in which some texts were published and argue for the existence of Irish inflections of phenomena such as the New Woman, suffragism or vegetarianism. Further chapters emphasise the transnational character of Irish women’s writing by applying continental theory and French feminist thinking to various texts; in other chapters new developments in theory are applied to Irish texts for the first time. Casting the efforts of Irish women in a new light, the collection also includes explorations of the work of neglected or emerging authors who have remained comparatively ignored by Irish literary criticism.

Details

Pages
VIII, 310
ISBN (PDF)
9783035300574
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034302494
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (March)
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. VIII, 310 pp.

Biographical notes

Elke D'hoker (Volume editor) Raphaël Ingelbien (Volume editor) Hedwig Schwall (Volume editor)

Elke D’hoker is a lecturer at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Her fields of research include British and Irish fiction, narrative theory and gender studies. Raphaël Ingelbien is a senior lecturer at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His current research focuses on the European contexts of nineteenth-century Irish writing. Hedwig Schwall is a senior lecturer at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Her research interests include contemporary Irish literature and psychoanalytic theory.

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