Ireland beyond boundaries: mapping Irish studies in the twenty-first century

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Pluto, 2007 - History - 274 pages
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Ireland Beyond Boundaries provides an authoritative, up-to-date account of the development of Irish Studies over the past two decades. The fourteen contributors examine some of the key debates that have underpinned recent scholarship and analyse critical concerns that have shaped the subject's remarkable growth. The book is divided into two parts. Part One traces the institutional fortunes of Irish Studies in Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia and Britain. Part Two features in-depth critical accounts of specific trends and themes within Irish historiography, literary criticism, religion, migration, music, cultural geography, sport and media culture. Throughout the collection there is a recurring engagement with the role of interdisciplinary approaches within Irish Studies and its impact on teaching and research. Combining synoptic overviews with informed analyses, Ireland Beyond Boundaries is an essential text for all those working in the field.

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Contents

After the End
58
Irish Criticism Since 1980
71
Irish Historiography and
92
Copyright

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Liam Harte is Lecturer in Irish and Modern Literature at the University of Manchester. He has published widely on twentieth-century Irish literature and is the editor of Modern Irish Autobiography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and co-editor of Ireland: Space, Text, Time (Liffey, 2005) and Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000).

Yvonne Whelan is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Reinventing Modern Dublin: Streetscape, Iconography and the Politics of Identity (UCD Press, 2003) and co-editor of Ireland: Space, Text, Time (Liffey, 2005).

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