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Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Edited By Marguerite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen and Ruud van den Beuken

The 150 th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest in the Irish Famine – both scholarly and popular – has soared once again. A key event in Irish cultural memory, the crisis still crops up regularly in public discourse within Ireland and among the Irish diaspora. This volume, containing essays by distinguished scholars such as Peter Gray, Margaret Kelleher and Chris Morash, offers new perspectives on the Famine and its contexts. Addressing the challenges and opportunities for Irish Famine studies today, the book presents a stimulating dialogue between a wide range of disciplinary approaches to the Famine and its legacies.
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Contents

Extract

List of Figures and Tables

Acknowledgements

MARGUÉRITE CORPORAAL, CHRISTOPHER CUSACK AND LINDSAY JANSSEN

Introduction

SECTION I Rewriting History

MARGARET KELLEHER

The ‘Affective Gap’ and Recent Histories of Ireland’s Great Famine

PETER GRAY

The Great Famine in Irish and British Historiographies, c. 1860–1914

ANDREW G. NEWBY

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