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A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature

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Heather Ingman, Clíona Ó Gallchoir, Marie-Louise Coolahan, James Kelly, Matthew Campbell, James H. Murphy, Tina O'Toole, Paige Reynolds, Valerie Coghlan, Lucy Collins, Gerardine Meaney, Patricia Coughlan, Eibhear Walshe, Sinéad Mooney, Anne Fogarty, Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, Cathy Leeney, Ríona Nic Congáil, Máirín Nic Eoin, Caroline Magennis, Anne Mulhall, Ellen McWilliams, Susan Cahill
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  • Date Published: July 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107131101

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  • This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses work in both English and Irish. The chapters are authored by leading experts in their field, giving readers an introduction to cutting edge research on each period and topic. Survey chapters give an essential historical overview, and are complemented by a focus on selected topics such as the short story, and key figures whose relationship to the narrative of Irish literary history is analysed and reconsidered. Demonstrating the pioneering achievements of a huge number of many hitherto neglected writers, A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature makes a critical intervention in Irish literary history.

    • Includes a wide range of genres and work in both English and Irish
    • Covers an extensive timespan, from the early modern period to the present
    • Each chapter is written by an expert in the relevant area
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    'If you thought women's writing in Ireland began with Maria Edgeworth and took a prolonged break until Maeve Binchy chanced along, you're about to go on a voyage of discovery. This important book is billed as the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland and runs from the 17th century to the present day …' Martina Devlin, Irish Independent

    '… a necessity for anyone who wants to understand the many Irish literary traditions of women writers, an immense body of work that the editors wisely do not try to fit into a single paradigm.' Lucy McDiarmid, The Irish Times

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    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107131101
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Heather Ingman and Clíona Ó Gallchoir
    1. Writing before 1700 Marie-Louise Coolahan
    2. Eighteenth-century writing Clíona Ó Gallchoir
    3. Writing under the Union, 1800–45 James Kelly
    4. Poetry, 1845–90 Matthew Campbell
    5. Fiction, 1845–1900 James H. Murphy
    6. New woman writers Tina O'Toole
    7. Prose, drama and poetry, 1891–1920 Paige Reynolds
    8. Writing for children Valerie Coghlan
    9. Poetry, 1920–1970 Lucy Collins
    10. Fiction, 1920–60 Gerardine Meaney
    11. Elizabeth Bowen Patricia Coughlan
    12. Kate O'Brien Eibhear Walshe
    13. Edna O'Brien Sinéad Mooney
    14. Fiction, 1960–95 Anne Fogarty
    15. The short story Heather Ingman
    16. Poetry, 1970-present Patricia Boyle Haberstroh
    17. Women's traditions in theatre, 1920–2015 Cathy Leeney
    18. Writing in Irish, 1900–2013 Ríona Nic Congáil and Máirín Nic Eoin
    19. Fiction from Northern Ireland, 1921–2015 Caroline Magennis
    20. Life writing and personal testimony in the twentieth century Anne Mulhall
    21. Twentieth-century diasporic and transnational writing Ellen McWilliams
    22. Celtic tiger fiction Susan Cahill.

  • Editors

    Heather Ingman, Trinity College Dublin
    Heather Ingman is Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies in Trinity College Dublin where she was previously Adjunct Professor in the School of English, teaching and researching in modernist women's fiction, the short story and Irish women's writing. Her publications include Irish Women's Fiction from Edgeworth to Enright (2013), A History of the Irish Short Story (Cambridge, 2009), Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender (2007), Women's Fiction Between the Wars: Mothers, Daughters and Writing (1998). She has chapters in recent edited collections on Mary Lavin, Virginia Woolf, and Elizabeth Bowen. She is currently researching ageing in Irish writing.

    Clíona Ó Gallchoir, University College Cork
    Clíona Ó Gallchoir is a lecturer in the School of English at University College Cork. Her research focuses on Irish writing in the long eighteenth century, women's writing, and children's literature. Her publications include Maria Edgeworth: Women, Enlightenment and Nation (2005), and numerous articles and book chapters on figures such as Sydney Owenson, Germaine de Stael and Harriet Beecher Stowe. She is currently one of the editors of the journal Eighteenth-Century Ireland and the Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. She has held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at Edinburgh University and at the Moore Institute in National University of Ireland Galway, and in autumn 2018 she will be the Peter O'Brien Visiting Scholar in Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

    Contributors

    Heather Ingman, Clíona Ó Gallchoir, Marie-Louise Coolahan, James Kelly, Matthew Campbell, James H. Murphy, Tina O'Toole, Paige Reynolds, Valerie Coghlan, Lucy Collins, Gerardine Meaney, Patricia Coughlan, Eibhear Walshe, Sinéad Mooney, Anne Fogarty, Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, Cathy Leeney, Ríona Nic Congáil, Máirín Nic Eoin, Caroline Magennis, Anne Mulhall, Ellen McWilliams, Susan Cahill

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