Revolution and Evolution
The book also examines change in the culture of the island of Ireland, from the development of the Irish historical novel in the nineteenth century, to ecology in contemporary Irish women’s poetry, to the present state of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Contemporary Irish authors examined include Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor and Martin McDonagh.
Foreword ix MICHAEL O’NEILL Introduction 1 ALISON O’MALLEY-YOUNGER AND JOHN STRACHAN PART ONE – CHANGE Pierce Egan, West Briton 15 JOHN STRACHAN ‘Oh Horrible! An Irish Man’: Macklin, Friel and the Politics of Mimicry 37 ALISON O’MALLEY-YOUNGER Bryneich – Rìoghachd Ghàidhealach: The Gaelic Foundations of the Golden Age of Northumbria 61 PAUL L. YOUNGER ‘Plentiful Libations of Whisky, Perfervid Irish Oratory and Some Religious Sentiment’: Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Manchester, 1825–1922 81 MERVYN BUSTEED Whitley Stokes’s Immram: Evolution, Ireland and Empire 101 ELIZABETH BOYLE viii PART TWO – REVOLUTION ‘Their Song Is Over’ (and Other Familiar Refrains): Irish Revolutions, Gyrations and Ululations from Lenin to Lennon 119 WILLY MALEY Respectability against Ascendancy: The Banim Brothers and the Invention of the Irish Catholic Middle-Class Novel in the Age of O’Connell 145 PATRICK MAUME Theatrical Representations of Easter 1916 and Sir Roger Casement: Flags, Walls and Cats 167 CATHERINE REES Reimagining the Irish Historical Novel in Roddy Doyle’s A Star Called Henry and Joseph O’Connor’s Star of the Sea 183 SYLVIE MIKOWSKI PART THREE – EVOLUTION Clearing the Air: Irish Women Poets and Environmental Change 195 LUCY COLLINS Contemporary Irish Catholicism: Revolution or Evolution? 211 EAMON MAHER Notes on Contributors 229 Index 233
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