Edited by : Patricia Coughlan and Tina O’Toole
Publication Date 31st, July, 2008
International in scope and based on primary research, this collection of essays aims to stimulate further enquiry, research, and critical reflection on the riches of Irish literary texts and traditions. It calls into question, often in new contexts, master narratives of Irish studies. A central theme is the need to renegotiate the relations of feminism with nationalism and to transact the potential contest of these two important narratives, each possessing powerful emancipatory force. This book contributes incisively to contemporary debates about Irish culture, gender and identitiy.