Cyber Ireland: Text, Image, Culture

Hardcover | December 3, 2014

byClaire Lynch

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Cyber Ireland explores, for the first time, the presence and significance of cyberculture in Irish literature. Computers are intimately tied up with the socio-economic phenomenon known as the Celtic Tiger, as some critics have argued, funding the boom and then creating the bust. Through novels by contemporary Irish writers including Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright, Colum McCann, Paul Murray and Élís Ní Dhuibhne, Claire Lynch introduces a new strand of Irish studies for the twenty-first century. Cyber Ireland draws on Joycean hypertexts, the avatars and identity experiments of Second Life, the parallels between Irish chick lit and blogging, the digital divide created by new wealth and social class, and even the reinvention of Cúchulainn in computer games.

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Cyber Ireland explores, for the first time, the presence and significance of cyberculture in Irish literature. Computers are intimately tied up with the socio-economic phenomenon known as the Celtic Tiger, as some critics have argued, funding the boom and then creating the bust. Through novels by contemporary Irish writers including Ro...

Claire Lynch gained her doctorate at the University of Oxford and is now Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London, UK. She is the author of Irish Autobiography (2009) and of several articles on contemporary Irish writing and culture.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230358179

ISBN - 13:9780230358171

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Out with the Old, in with the Boring
2. Lost in Cyberspace
3. Discovering Ireland
4. What Came First, The Chick Lit or The Blog?
5. The Digital Divide
6. Game Over
References
Bibliography
Index