Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922 by Mark MossmanDisability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922 by Mark Mossman

Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922

byMark Mossman

Hardcover | August 21, 2009

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Covering a diverse range of figures and issues from Jonathan Swifts pornographic poetry to Oscar Wildes famous cello-shaped coat this book collapses Irish studies into the critical perspective of disability studies: linking 'Irishness' and 'disability' together allows the emergence of a new critical perspective, an Irish disability studies.
MARK MOSSMAN is an Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, USA. His research and teaching focuses on modern Irish and British literatures and disability studies. Previously published work includes essays in such journals as College English, Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, Postmodern Culture, European Romantic Revi...
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Title:Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 21, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230574653

ISBN - 13:9780230574656

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * List of Illustrations * Introduction * Irish Studies Meets Disability Studies *
Irish Girl Gone Wild * Sensation, Suffering, and Despair * States of Semiparalysis * Conclusion: States of Paralysis, a Sketch * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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"Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922 exposes the pervasive and the problematic dynamics of disability that have constituted representations of modern Ireland and Irishness, and to which any responsible critique must now attend." —New Hibernia Review