Colonial Crossings: Figures in Irish Literary History

 

dublin, Ireland : Field Day Publications, 2006.

Marjorie Howes, Professor, English Department.

In Colonial Crossings, Marjorie Howes is concerned with the responses of both major and minor literary figures to cultural conjectures in the emergence of modern Ireland.  She illuminates the affective political power of secretions in the poetry of Lady Wilde, the shifting religious allegiances of William Carleton, Sheridan Le Fanu's deployment of femininity on the Anglo-Irish Gothic, and corporal punishment in the novels of the Irish-American writer Mary Anne Sadlier.  Colonial Crossings also includes revelatory discussions of Joyce's Gretta Conroy and the question of female migration, and Yeats and the public sphere.

 

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