Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture

ISBN-10: 0521526299
ISBN-13: 9780521526296
Edition: 2004
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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

This Companion provides an authoritative introduction to the historical, social and stylistic complexities of modern Irish culture. It introduces Irish culture in its broadest sense and guides the reader through the cultural and theoretical debates that inform our understanding of modern Ireland. The range of topics covered by the contributors demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of Irish culture and the development of modern Ireland.

Joe Cleary is a Professor of English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and a visiting professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Outrageous Fortune: Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland (2007). He has also co-edited (with Claire Connolly) The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and (with Michael de Nie) a special issue of #201;ire-Ireland on empire studies. He has previously served as director of the Notre Dame Irish Seminar in Dublin and was a visiting professor at Notre Dame in 2000. His articles have appeared in Textual Practice, South Atlantic Quarterly, Boundary 2, Modern Language Quarterly, Field Day Review, #201;ire-Ireland, and other journals. He is currently working on books on modernism, empire and the restructuring of world literature in early twentieth-century Europe and on a study of the history of twentieth-century Irish cultural criticism.

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Map
Introduction: Ireland and modernity
Cultural politics
The survival of the Union
Language, ideology and national identity
Religion, identity, state and society
Republicanism, Nationalism and Unionism: changing contexts, cultures and ideologies
Irish feminism
Migration and diaspora
The cultural effects of the Famine
Cultural practices and cultural forms
Modernism and the Irish revival
Poetry in Ireland
Irish sport
Projecting the nation: cinema and culture
Folk culture
Irish prose fiction
Irish music
Modern architecture and national identity in Ireland
The visual arts in Ireland
Irish theatre
Index

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