A Companion to Irish Literature.

By: Wright, Julia MContributor(s): Wright, Julia MSeries: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture SerPublisher: Chicester : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2010Copyright date: ©2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (988 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444351699Subject(s): Epic literature, Irish - History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Companion to Irish LiteratureDDC classification: 820.99417 LOC classification: PR8711 -- .C66 2010ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- VOLUME I -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Recovery and Reassessment -- Sketching Literary Histories -- Fifteen Centuries, Six Parts -- Part One: The Middle Ages -- 1: Táin Bó Cúailnge -- 2: Finn and the Fenian Tradition -- 3: The Reception and Assimilation of Continental Literature -- Introduction -- The Reception of Latin Literature -- Latin Epic or Irish Saga, Literature or Historiography? -- Literary Responses to the Viking Incursions -- The Reception of Anglo-Norman Literature -- The Dánta Grádha and L'Amour Courtois in Ireland -- Conclusion -- Part Two: The Early Modern Era -- 4: Bardic Poetry, Masculinity, and the Politics of Male Homosociality -- 5: Annalists and Historians in Early Modern Ireland, 1450-1700 -- A Traditional World, 1450-1550 -- Beginnings of Change, 1560-1600 -- Adapting to Change, 1601-1640 -- Discontinuities, 1641-1700 -- 6: "Hungry Eyes" and the Rhetoric of Dispossession: English Writing from Early Modern Ireland -- 7: Kinds of Irishness: Henry Burnell and Richard Head -- Henry Burnell: "the rest degenerate" -- Richard Head: "onely a Wiseacre … I have no Acres of Land" -- Conclusion: "no Utopian stories …" -- Part Three: The Eighteenth Century -- 8: Crossing Acts: Irish Drama from George Farquhar to Thomas Sheridan -- 9: Parnell and Early Eighteenth-Century Irish Poetry -- 10: Jonathan Swift and Eighteenth-Century Ireland -- Made in Ireland -- Modes of National Belonging -- Writing Ireland -- A Colonial Nationalism? -- Monumentality -- 11: Merriman's Cúirt An Mheonoíche and Eighteenth-Century Irish Verse -- 12: Frances Sheridan and Ireland -- Depicting National Character: Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph -- Abusing (the) English: Sheridan's Comedies -- Reforming Lord George Sackville: The History of Nourjahad -- Conclusion.
13: "The Indigent Philosopher": Oliver Goldsmith -- "Our Conquered Kingdom" -- "A Philosophic Vagabond" -- Citizens of the World -- The Patriot's Boast -- "England's Griefs" -- The Beauties of Goldsmith -- 14: Edmund Burke -- 15: The Drama of Richard Brinsley Sheridan -- Part Four: The Romantic Period -- 16: United Irish Poetry and Songs -- 17: Maria Edgeworth and (Inter)national Intelligence -- The "Public Woman" in Edgeworth's Letters for Literary Ladies and Leonora -- "Savage Policy" and "Despotic Benevolence": Edgeworth's Essay on Irish Bulls (1802) and Ennui (1809) -- Conclusion -- 18: Mary Tighe: A Portrait of the Artist for the Twenty-First Century -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- 19: Thomas Moore: After the Battle -- 20: The Role of the Political Woman in the Writings of Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) -- Part Five: The Rise of Gothic -- 21: Charles Robert Maturin: Ireland's Eccentric Genius -- The Romantic Misfit -- "A Nut Between Two Blades" -- National Romance and The Wild Irish Boy -- Melmoth the Wanderer -- 22: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Gothic Grotesque and the Huguenot Inheritance -- Comic Grotesque in Le Fanu's Irish Poetry and Fiction -- The Metaphysical Grotesque: In a Glass Darkly -- Feminist Grotesque -- 23: A Philosophical Home Ruler: The Imaginary Geographies of Bram Stoker -- Part Six: The Victorian Era -- 24: Scribes and Storytellers: The Ethnographic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Ireland -- Fairies, Leprechauns, and Peasants -- Official Ethnography -- 25: Reconciliation and Emancipation: The Banims and Carleton -- 26: Davis, Mangan, Ferguson: Irish Poetry, 1831-1849 -- 27: The Great Famine in Literature, 1846-1896 -- 28: Dion Boucicault: From Stage Irishman to Staging Nationalism -- The Knight of Arva -- The Colleen Bawn -- Arrah-na-Pogue -- The Shaughraun -- 29: Oscar Wilde's Convictions, Speciesism, and the Pain of Individualism.
Nineteenth-Century Individualism and the Ethics of Suffering Animals -- Personal Pain and Imaginative Sympathy in Oscar Wilde -- Animality and Irishness in Wilde -- VOLUME TWO -- Introduction -- International Celebrities and Irish Canons -- History and the Problem of Periodization -- Eleven Decades, Four Parts -- Part Seven: Transitions: Victorian, Revival, Modern -- 30: Cultural Nationalism and Irish Modernism -- 31: Defining Irishness: Bernard Shaw and the Irish Connection on the English Stage -- 32: The Novels of Somerville and Ross -- Big House Territory -- Revivalist Territory -- Gender Territory -- 33: W.B. Yeats and the Dialectics of Misrecognition -- Revivalism and Misrecognition -- The Early Period: 1888-1910 -- The Middle Period: 1910-1928 -- The Late Period: 1928-1939 -- 34: John Millington Synge - Playwright and Poet -- 35: James Joyce and the Creation of Modern Irish Literature -- Life -- Writing -- Part Eight: Developments in Genre and Representation after 1930 -- 36: The Word of Politics/Politics of the Word: Immanence and Transdescendence in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett -- 37: Elizabeth Bowen: A Home in Writing -- 38: Changing Times: Frank O'Connor and Seán O'Faoláin -- 39: "Ireland is small enough": Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh -- 40: Irish Mimes: Flann O'Brien -- Dry Chat -- Being a Summary -- Impostures -- Out of Control -- In Any Event Indescribable -- The Badge of Poverty -- For Which the City of Dublin is Famous -- Part Nine: Debating Social Change after 1960 -- 41: Reading William Trevor and Finding Protestant Ireland -- 42: The Mythopoeic Ireland of Edna O'Brien's Fiction -- 43: Anglo-Irish Conflict in Jennifer Johnston's Fiction -- 44: Living History: The Importance of Julia O'Faolain's Fiction -- 45: Holding a Mirror Up to a Society in Evolution: John McGahern.
Part Ten: Contemporary Literature: Print, Stage, and Screen -- 46: Brian Friel: From Nationalism to Post-Nationalism -- Stages of Postcolonial Development -- Friel's Nationalism -- Friel's Critique of Nationalism -- Friel's Critique of the Republic of Ireland -- Friel's Critique of Northern Ireland -- Personal and Polycentric -- 47: Telling the Truth Slant: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney -- 48: Belfast Poets: Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Medbh McGuckian -- 49: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Work of Witness -- I -- II -- III -- 50: Eavan Boland's Muse Mothers -- 51: John Banville's Dualistic Universe -- 52: Between History and Fantasy: The Irish Films of Neil Jordan -- Jordan and Irish History -- Jordan and Fantasy -- Jordan and the Gothic -- 53: "Keeping That Wound Green": The Poetry of Paul Muldoon -- Life and Background -- Early Work -- The Violence of Interpretation -- Middle Period -- Recent Work -- 54: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and the "Continuously Contemporary" -- Early Poems -- Poems on Emigration -- On Return to Ireland -- 55: The Anxiety of Influence and the Fiction of Roddy Doyle -- Doyle's Dublin Voices -- Who Are Your Influences? -- The Case of Henry Smart -- The Unacknowledged Dinner Guest -- Return of the Rabbittes -- 56: The Reclamation of "Injurious Terms" in Emma Donoghue's Fiction -- 57: Martin McDonagh and the Ethics of Irish Storytelling -- Index.
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Intro -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- VOLUME I -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Recovery and Reassessment -- Sketching Literary Histories -- Fifteen Centuries, Six Parts -- Part One: The Middle Ages -- 1: Táin Bó Cúailnge -- 2: Finn and the Fenian Tradition -- 3: The Reception and Assimilation of Continental Literature -- Introduction -- The Reception of Latin Literature -- Latin Epic or Irish Saga, Literature or Historiography? -- Literary Responses to the Viking Incursions -- The Reception of Anglo-Norman Literature -- The Dánta Grádha and L'Amour Courtois in Ireland -- Conclusion -- Part Two: The Early Modern Era -- 4: Bardic Poetry, Masculinity, and the Politics of Male Homosociality -- 5: Annalists and Historians in Early Modern Ireland, 1450-1700 -- A Traditional World, 1450-1550 -- Beginnings of Change, 1560-1600 -- Adapting to Change, 1601-1640 -- Discontinuities, 1641-1700 -- 6: "Hungry Eyes" and the Rhetoric of Dispossession: English Writing from Early Modern Ireland -- 7: Kinds of Irishness: Henry Burnell and Richard Head -- Henry Burnell: "the rest degenerate" -- Richard Head: "onely a Wiseacre … I have no Acres of Land" -- Conclusion: "no Utopian stories …" -- Part Three: The Eighteenth Century -- 8: Crossing Acts: Irish Drama from George Farquhar to Thomas Sheridan -- 9: Parnell and Early Eighteenth-Century Irish Poetry -- 10: Jonathan Swift and Eighteenth-Century Ireland -- Made in Ireland -- Modes of National Belonging -- Writing Ireland -- A Colonial Nationalism? -- Monumentality -- 11: Merriman's Cúirt An Mheonoíche and Eighteenth-Century Irish Verse -- 12: Frances Sheridan and Ireland -- Depicting National Character: Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph -- Abusing (the) English: Sheridan's Comedies -- Reforming Lord George Sackville: The History of Nourjahad -- Conclusion.

13: "The Indigent Philosopher": Oliver Goldsmith -- "Our Conquered Kingdom" -- "A Philosophic Vagabond" -- Citizens of the World -- The Patriot's Boast -- "England's Griefs" -- The Beauties of Goldsmith -- 14: Edmund Burke -- 15: The Drama of Richard Brinsley Sheridan -- Part Four: The Romantic Period -- 16: United Irish Poetry and Songs -- 17: Maria Edgeworth and (Inter)national Intelligence -- The "Public Woman" in Edgeworth's Letters for Literary Ladies and Leonora -- "Savage Policy" and "Despotic Benevolence": Edgeworth's Essay on Irish Bulls (1802) and Ennui (1809) -- Conclusion -- 18: Mary Tighe: A Portrait of the Artist for the Twenty-First Century -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- 19: Thomas Moore: After the Battle -- 20: The Role of the Political Woman in the Writings of Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) -- Part Five: The Rise of Gothic -- 21: Charles Robert Maturin: Ireland's Eccentric Genius -- The Romantic Misfit -- "A Nut Between Two Blades" -- National Romance and The Wild Irish Boy -- Melmoth the Wanderer -- 22: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Gothic Grotesque and the Huguenot Inheritance -- Comic Grotesque in Le Fanu's Irish Poetry and Fiction -- The Metaphysical Grotesque: In a Glass Darkly -- Feminist Grotesque -- 23: A Philosophical Home Ruler: The Imaginary Geographies of Bram Stoker -- Part Six: The Victorian Era -- 24: Scribes and Storytellers: The Ethnographic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Ireland -- Fairies, Leprechauns, and Peasants -- Official Ethnography -- 25: Reconciliation and Emancipation: The Banims and Carleton -- 26: Davis, Mangan, Ferguson: Irish Poetry, 1831-1849 -- 27: The Great Famine in Literature, 1846-1896 -- 28: Dion Boucicault: From Stage Irishman to Staging Nationalism -- The Knight of Arva -- The Colleen Bawn -- Arrah-na-Pogue -- The Shaughraun -- 29: Oscar Wilde's Convictions, Speciesism, and the Pain of Individualism.

Nineteenth-Century Individualism and the Ethics of Suffering Animals -- Personal Pain and Imaginative Sympathy in Oscar Wilde -- Animality and Irishness in Wilde -- VOLUME TWO -- Introduction -- International Celebrities and Irish Canons -- History and the Problem of Periodization -- Eleven Decades, Four Parts -- Part Seven: Transitions: Victorian, Revival, Modern -- 30: Cultural Nationalism and Irish Modernism -- 31: Defining Irishness: Bernard Shaw and the Irish Connection on the English Stage -- 32: The Novels of Somerville and Ross -- Big House Territory -- Revivalist Territory -- Gender Territory -- 33: W.B. Yeats and the Dialectics of Misrecognition -- Revivalism and Misrecognition -- The Early Period: 1888-1910 -- The Middle Period: 1910-1928 -- The Late Period: 1928-1939 -- 34: John Millington Synge - Playwright and Poet -- 35: James Joyce and the Creation of Modern Irish Literature -- Life -- Writing -- Part Eight: Developments in Genre and Representation after 1930 -- 36: The Word of Politics/Politics of the Word: Immanence and Transdescendence in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett -- 37: Elizabeth Bowen: A Home in Writing -- 38: Changing Times: Frank O'Connor and Seán O'Faoláin -- 39: "Ireland is small enough": Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh -- 40: Irish Mimes: Flann O'Brien -- Dry Chat -- Being a Summary -- Impostures -- Out of Control -- In Any Event Indescribable -- The Badge of Poverty -- For Which the City of Dublin is Famous -- Part Nine: Debating Social Change after 1960 -- 41: Reading William Trevor and Finding Protestant Ireland -- 42: The Mythopoeic Ireland of Edna O'Brien's Fiction -- 43: Anglo-Irish Conflict in Jennifer Johnston's Fiction -- 44: Living History: The Importance of Julia O'Faolain's Fiction -- 45: Holding a Mirror Up to a Society in Evolution: John McGahern.

Part Ten: Contemporary Literature: Print, Stage, and Screen -- 46: Brian Friel: From Nationalism to Post-Nationalism -- Stages of Postcolonial Development -- Friel's Nationalism -- Friel's Critique of Nationalism -- Friel's Critique of the Republic of Ireland -- Friel's Critique of Northern Ireland -- Personal and Polycentric -- 47: Telling the Truth Slant: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney -- 48: Belfast Poets: Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Medbh McGuckian -- 49: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's Work of Witness -- I -- II -- III -- 50: Eavan Boland's Muse Mothers -- 51: John Banville's Dualistic Universe -- 52: Between History and Fantasy: The Irish Films of Neil Jordan -- Jordan and Irish History -- Jordan and Fantasy -- Jordan and the Gothic -- 53: "Keeping That Wound Green": The Poetry of Paul Muldoon -- Life and Background -- Early Work -- The Violence of Interpretation -- Middle Period -- Recent Work -- 54: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and the "Continuously Contemporary" -- Early Poems -- Poems on Emigration -- On Return to Ireland -- 55: The Anxiety of Influence and the Fiction of Roddy Doyle -- Doyle's Dublin Voices -- Who Are Your Influences? -- The Case of Henry Smart -- The Unacknowledged Dinner Guest -- Return of the Rabbittes -- 56: The Reclamation of "Injurious Terms" in Emma Donoghue's Fiction -- 57: Martin McDonagh and the Ethics of Irish Storytelling -- Index.

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