The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland by Ina FerrisThe Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland by Ina Ferris

The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland

byIna Ferris

Paperback | May 7, 2009

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Ina Ferris examines the way in which the problem of "incomplete union" (generated by the formation of the United Kingdom in 1800) destabilized British public discourse in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Ferris presents a full-length study of the chief genre to emerge out of the political problem of Union: the national tale, an intercultural and mostly female-authored fictional mode that articulated Irish grievances to English readers.
Title:The Romantic National Tale and the Question of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:May 7, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521110556

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: The awkward space of Union; 1. Civic travels: the Irish tour and the new United Kingdom; 2. Public address: the national tale and the pragmatics of sympathy; 3. Female agents: rewriting the national heroine in Morgan's later tales; 4. The shudder of history: Irish Gothic and ruin writing; 5. Agitated bodies: the Emancipation debate and novels of insurgency in the 1820s; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"Ferris's study represents an important contribution to scholarship on Ireland and 'the Irish question' in Britain's Romantic period. It is an invaluable resource for literary critics and historians, for Romanticists--and for Canadianists and comparatists, like this reviewer, whose thinking hte literary history of nationalism has been strengthened by Ferris's scholarship on the national tale." - Andrea Cabajsky, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies