Confronting the Past, Forging the Future
Edited By Lesley Lelourec and Grainne O'Keeffe-Vigneron
In this collection, drawing on the cross-disciplinary nature of Irish studies, contributors from the fields of history, literary and cultural studies, politics, sociology and civic society provide multifaceted perspectives from which to examine the issue of victimhood in Ireland. The volume explores in detail how a traumatic past, whether repressed or proclaimed, can continue to impact on the present, both at a personal and societal level.
Foreword William Trevor’s novel The Story of Lucy Gault is about a Protestant family in County Cork in the 1920s. It tells of rumours and fears of imminent attack causing the family to f lee Ireland, with tragic consequences. As the story unfolds ...
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