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Beyond Ireland: Encounters Across Cultures
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.
2011 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This collection looks beyond Ireland metaphorically as well as geographically, moving beyond nationalism towards the culturally diverse, beyond a bilingual Ireland to a polyvocal one, beyond the imagined community towards a virtual one, beyond a territorial Ireland to an excentric one. The focus is on outsiders, ranging from Colm Tóibín's subversion of establishment norms to Paul Muldoon's immersion in Jewish discourse to John Banville's extensions of the parameters of Irishness to the Lass of Aughrim finding a new role through her exclusion from the domestic hearth. The contributors to the volume work mainly with poetry and prose fiction, but genres such as autobiography, the essay and song lyrics are also represented. The issues addressed all look 'beyond Ireland'. In considering the creative frictions and fictions that result from the dissolving of old loyalties, these essays examine contested concepts such as 'the nation', and attempt to shed light on global forces that demand cultural re-definitions and transformations. The world order that let loose the Celtic Tiger has brought, together with a diversified Ireland, new forms of dependence. It is one of the main aims of this book to explore how Irish writers have regarded this diversification and contested that dependence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2011, 1. , p. 260
Series
Reimagining Ireland, ISSN 1662-9094 ; 42
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Specific Languages General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12631ISBN: 978-3-0343-0270-8 (print)ISBN: 978-3-0353-0083-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-12631DiVA, id: diva2:377193
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NISN project on cross-culturalityAvailable from: 2010-12-13 Created: 2010-12-13 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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