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

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byMark Mossman

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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.

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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 stu...

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.95 × 5.3 × 0.66 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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