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Edna O’Brien: writing sex and nation

Emer Nolan

in Five Irish Women: The Second Republic, 1960-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526136749
eISBN:
9781526150363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136756.00007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter considers the history of women in independent Ireland, up to the period of the emergence of Edna O’Brien in the early 1960s. It explores the representation of women in modern Irish ... More


‘The Secret Dotted Line’: Return, Roots Journeys and Irish Literary Genealogies

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Irish writers have self-consciously invoked Irish-American return and/or the roots journey to address questions of literary genealogy. In other words, this ... More


Arrested development: sexuality, trauma and history in Edna O'Brien and John McGahern

Michael G. Cronin

in Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the works of Edna O'Brien and John McGahern. O'Brien's The Country Girls trilogy (1960–64) and McGahern's The Dark (1965) were banned due to their portrayal of sexuality. The ... More


Escape and its Discontents

in London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897.005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines two early novels by Edna O'Brien: Girls in Their Married Bliss (1964) and Casualties of Peace (1966). It argues that the experiences of O'Brien's migrant protagonists can be ... More


Sense and Censorship: Tuairim and Cultural Conservatism

in Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954–75

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085253
eISBN:
9781781704851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085253.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 5 is concerned with censorship. This chapter examines Tuairim's support for authors who had books banned and the interaction between Fr Peter Connolly, a representative of the liberal wing of ... More


‘Mother Macree ad nauseam’: Maternity, Modernity and the Female Returned Yank

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that narratives of female Returned Yanks emerge forcefully in Irish culture of the 1990s as a kind of imaginative counterpart to Irish citizens’ enforced confrontation with ... More


Bird Girls: Modernism and Sexual Ethics in Contemporary Irish Fiction

Paige Reynolds

in Modernism and Close Reading

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198749967
eISBN:
9780191890871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749967.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the gendered nature of the Joycean epiphany, and its refashioning by Irish women writers in the aftermath of high modernism. Turning to Kate O’Brien’s The Land of Spices (1941), ... More


London Irish Fictions: Narrative, Diaspora and Identity

Tony Murray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318313
eISBN:
9781846317897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317897
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is about the literature of the Irish in London. By examining over 30 novels, short stories, and autobiographies set in London since the Second World War, it investigates the complex ... More


Women, fictional messages and a crucial decade

Mary Pierse

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Pierse looks at the role of women writers who furnish important images of societal change and paint portraits that are vital for social history. Despite the marked lack of public clamour for artistic ... More


‘Many and terrible are the roads to home’: representations of the immigrant in the contemporary Irish short story

Anne Fogarty

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089282
eISBN:
9781781707579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores reconfigurations of traditional national identities in the short fiction of Edna O’ Brien, Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright, Colum McCann, Mary O'Donnell, and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne. ... More


Erin’s Acres: The Returned Yank, Property Disputes and the Rise and Fall of the Irish Economy

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the extent to which the Returned Yank surfaces in narratives treating of land acquisition, distribution, ownership and development in Ireland in the second half of the ... More


Introduction

Emer Nolan

in Five Irish women: The second republic, 1960–2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526136749
eISBN:
9781526150363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136756.00006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction outlines the rationale for selecting these five women: Edna O’Brien, Sinéad O’Connor, Bernadette McAliskey, Nuala O’Faolain and Anne Enright. It discusses the ways in which women in ... More


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