A history of modern Irish women's literature /

edited by Heather Ingman and Clíona Ó Gallchoir.
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Contributors: Ingman, Heather, 1953- editor.
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Summary:This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses work in both English and Irish. The chapters are authored by leading experts in their field, giving readers an introduction to cutting edge of research on each period and topic. Survey chapters give an essential historical overview, and are complemented by a focus on selected topics such as the short story, and key figures whose relationship to the narrative of Irish literary history is analysed and reconsidered. Demonstrating the pioneering achievements of a huge number of many hitherto neglected writers, A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature makes a critical intervention in Irish literary history--
Format: Book
Language:English
Published / Created: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.

Physical description: xii, 494 pages 24 cm.

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ISBN:9781107131101
Table of Contents:
Writing before 1700 / Marie-Louise Coolahan
Eighteenth-century writing / Cliona O Gallchoir
Writing under the union, 1800-1845 / James Kelly
Poetry, 1845-1890 / Matthew Campbell
Fiction, 1845-1900 / James H. Murphy
New woman writers / Tina O'Toole
Prose, drama and poetry, 1891-1920 / Paige Reynolds
Writing for children / Valerie Coghlan
Poetry, 1920-1970 / Lucy Collins
Fiction, 1920-1960 / Gerardine Meaney
Elizabeth Bowen / Patricia Coughlan
Kate O'Brien / Eibhear Walshe
Edna O'Brien / Sinèad Mooney
Fiction, 1960-1995 / Anne Fogarty
The short story / Heather Ingman
Poetry, 1970-present / Patricia Boyle Haberstroh
Women's traditions in theatre, 1920-2015 / Cathy Leeney
Writing in irish, 1900-2013 / Riona Nic Congáil and Máirín Nic Eoin
Fiction from Northern Ireland, 1921-2015 / Caroline Magennis
Life writing and personal testimony in the twentieth century / Anne Mulhall
Twentieth-century diasporic and transnational writing / Ellen McWilliams
Celtic tiger fiction / Susan Cahill.