Colonial Crossings: Figures in Irish Literary History
A survey of modern Irish literary history and culture that locates the work of both major and minor writers in wider cultural debates. Focussing on seven figures, from William Carleton to James Joyce, Marjorie Howes explores issues of violence and sentimentality, sexuality and tradition, cultural particularity and Enlightenment universalism. An accessible survey informed by feminist and postcolonial perspectives, it is a wonderful introduction to modern Irish writing.
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Marjorie Howes is a prominent cultural critic. She is the author of Yeats’s Nations (1999) and editor (with Derek Attridge) of Semi-Colonial Joyce (2000) and (with John Kelly) of The Cambridge Companion to W. B. Yeats (2006). She is director of the Irish Studies program in Boston College.