Language, Identity and Liberation in Contemporary Irish Literature

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

byJennifer Keating-Miller

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Winner of the Michael Durkan Prize for Best Book in Irish Language and Culture from the American Conference for Irish Studies!

Irelands history of contested language systems has always been linked to its political realities; Language, Identity and Liberation attends to a movement of contemporary Irish writing that considers the significance of the regions tumultuous cultural, social and political history in portrayals of contemporary Irelands everyday life and speech.

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Winner of the Michael Durkan Prize for Best Book in Irish Language and Culture from the American Conference for Irish Studies!Irelands history of contested language systems has always been linked to its political realities; Language, Identity and Liberation attends to a movement of contemporary Irish writing that considers the signific...

JENNIFER KEATING-MILLER was born in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland but moved to California in 1988. She studied English and History at the University of Rochester, USA, graduating Magna cum Laude with Highest Distinction and Research Honors. She earned a Doctorate in English at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. She will begin to work at ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237509

ISBN - 13:9780230237506

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
A 'Habitable Grief'?: The Legacy of Cultural and Political Strife in Ireland's Contentious Language Systems
A Republic of One: Individuality, Autonomy and the Question of Irish Collectivity in Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark and Dermot Healy's A Goat's Song
Writing Republicanism: A Betrayal of Entrenched Tribalism in Belfast's Own Vernacular 
The Misfit Chorus Line: Ireland from the Margins in Patrick McCabe's Call Me the Breeze
Casting Cathleen: Femininity and Motherhood on the Contemporary Irish Stage
Works Cited
Bibliography
Index