Contents: A non-literary perspective on Aran: Geology and cultural landscape – Political and socio-cultural history
– Past and present aspects of Aran life – A literary history of the Aran Islands: Scholarly and literary representations of
Aran from early 19th century to the present – Scholarly and ethnological investigations – Literary tourists and travellers
– Fin-de-siècle Aran and the Irish literary revival – Aran in early 20th century literature – The first generation
of Island writers – Robert Flaherty’s film Man of Aran – Aran literature from the 1930s to the 1980s – A Northern Irish
perspective on Aran – Aran literature from the 1990s to the present – A contemporary outlook on Aran – Five selected studies:
Emily Lawless’s Grania - John Millington Synge’s The Aran Islands - James Joyce’s «The Dead» - Liam O’Flaherty’s
Thy Neighbour’s Wife - Máirtín Ó Direáin’s Aran poetry – Images and discourses in the representation of the Aran Islands.