A Companion to Irish Literature, Volume One & Two

A Companion to Irish Literature, Volume One & Two

Editor(s): Julia M. Wright

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012 02:11AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405188098

Online ISBN: 9781444328066

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328066

About this Book

Featuring new essays by international literary scholars, the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the full breadth of Ireland's literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day.

  •  Covers an unprecedented historical range of Irish literature
  • Arranged in two volumes covering Irish literature from the medieval period to 1900, and its development through the twentieth century to the present day
  • Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a collection of the most up-to-date scholarship in the field as a whole
  • Includes a substantial number of women writers from the eighteenth century to the present day
  • Includes essays on leading contemporary authors, including Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue
  • Introduces readers to the wide range of current approaches to studying Irish literature

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: The Middle Ages

  2. Part Two: The Early Modern Era

  3. Part Three: The Eighteenth Century

  4. Part Four: The Romantic Period

  5. Part Five: The Rise of Gothic

  6. Part Six: The Victorian Era

  7. Part Seven: Transitions: Victorian, Revival, Modern

  8. Part Eight: Developments in Genre and Representation after 1930

  9. Part Nine: Debating Social Change after 1960

  10. Part Ten: Contemporary Literature: Print, Stage, and Screen

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