A Companion to Irish Literature, Volume One & Two

That includes new essays by way of overseas literary students, the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the whole breadth of Ireland's literary culture from the center a while to the current day.

  •  Covers an unheard of ancient diversity of Irish literature
  • Arranged in volumes masking Irish literature from the medieval interval to 1900, and its improvement during the 20th century to the current day
  • Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a suite of the main updated scholarship within the box as an entire
  • Includes a considerable variety of ladies writers from the eighteenth century to the current day
  • Includes essays on top modern authors, together with Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue
  • Introduces readers to the big variety of present techniques to learning Irish literature

Content:
Chapter 1 Tain Bo Cuailnge (pages 15–26): Ann Dooley
Chapter 2 Finn and the Fenian culture (pages 27–38): Joseph Falaky Nagy
Chapter three The Reception and Assimilation of Continental Literature (pages 39–56): Barbara Lisa Hillers
Chapter four Bardic Poetry, Masculinity, and the Politics of Male Homosociality (pages 57–75): Sarah E. McKibben
Chapter five Annalists and Historians in Early sleek eire, 1450–1700 (pages 76–91): Bernadette Cunningham
Chapter 6 “Hungry Eyes” and the Rhetoric of Dispossession: English Writing from Early smooth eire (pages 92–107): Patricia Palmer
Chapter 7 different types of Irishness: Henry Burnell and Richard Head (pages 108–124): Deana Rankin
Chapter eight Crossing Acts: Irish Drama from George Farquhar to Thomas Sheridan (pages 125–141): Helen M. Burke
Chapter nine Parnell and Early Eighteenth?Century Irish Poetry (pages 142–160): Andrew Carpenter
Chapter 10 Jonathan fast and Eighteenth?Century eire (pages 161–177): Clement Hawes
Chapter eleven Merriman's Cuirt An Mheonoiche and Eighteenth?Century Irish Verse (pages 178–192): Liam P. O Murchu
Chapter 12 Frances Sheridan and eire (pages 193–209): Kathleen M. Oliver
Chapter thirteen “The Indigent Philosopher”: Oliver Goldsmith (pages 210–225): James Watt
Chapter 14 Edmund Burke (pages 226–242): Luke Gibbons
Chapter 15 The Drama of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (pages 243–258): Robert W. Jones
Chapter sixteen United Irish Poetry and Songs (pages 259–275): Mary Helen Thuente
Chapter 17 Maria Edgeworth and (Inter)national Intelligence (pages 276–291): Susan Manly
Chapter 18 Mary Tighe: A Portrait of the Artist for the Twenty?First Century (pages 292–309): Harriet Kramer Linkin
Chapter 19 Thomas Moore: After the conflict (pages 310–325): Jeffery Vail
Chapter 20 The position of the Political lady within the Writings of girl Morgan (Sydney Owenson) (pages 326–341): Susan B. Egenolf
Chapter 21 Charles Robert Maturin: Ireland's Eccentric Genius (pages 343–361): Robert Miles
Chapter 22 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Gothic gruesome and the Huguenot Inheritance (pages 362–376): Alison Milbank
Chapter 23 A Philosophical domestic Ruler: The Imaginary Geographies of Bram Stoker (pages 377–391): Lisa Hopkins
Chapter 24 Scribes and Storytellers: The Ethnographic mind's eye in Nineteenth?Century eire (pages 393–410): Stiofan O Cadhla
Chapter 25 Reconciliation and Emancipation: The Banims and Carleton (pages 411–426): Helen O'Connell
Chapter 26 Davis, Mangan, Ferguson: Irish Poetry, 1831–1849 (pages 427–443): Matthew Campbell
Chapter 27 the nice Famine in Literature, 1846–1896 (pages 444–459): Melissa Fegan
Chapter 28 Dion Boucicault: From degree Irishman to Staging Nationalism (pages 460–475): Scott Boltwood
Chapter 29 Oscar Wilde's Convictions, Speciesism, and the discomfort of Individualism (pages 476–490): Dennis Denisoff
Chapter 30 Cultural Nationalism and Irish Modernism (pages 17–34): Michael Mays
Chapter 31 Defining Irishness: Bernard Shaw and the Irish Connection at the English degree (pages 35–49): Christopher Innes
Chapter 32 The Novels of Somerville and Ross (pages 50–65): Vera Kreilkamp
Chapter 33 W.B. Yeats and the Dialectics of Misrecognition (pages 66–82): Gregory Castle
Chapter 34 John Millington Synge – Playwright and Poet (pages 83–97): Ann Saddlemyer
Chapter 35 James Joyce and the production of contemporary Irish Literature (pages 98–111): Michael Patrick Gillespie
Chapter 36 The observe of Politics/Politics of the notice: Immanence and Transdescendence in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett (pages 113–128): Sandra Wynands
Chapter 37 Elizabeth Bowen: a house in Writing (pages 129–143): Eluned Summers?Bremner
Chapter 38 altering occasions: Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain (pages 144–158): Paul Delaney
Chapter 39 “Ireland is Small Enough”: Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh (pages 159–175): Alan Gillis
Chapter forty Irish Mimes: Flann O'Brien (pages 176–191): Joseph Brooker
Chapter forty-one studying William Trevor and discovering Protestant eire (pages 193–208): Gregory A. Schirmer
Chapter forty two The Mythopoeic eire of Edna O'Brien's Fiction (pages 209–223): Maureen O'Connor
Chapter forty three Anglo?Irish clash in Jennifer Johnston's Fiction (pages 224–233): Silvia Diez Fabre
Chapter forty four dwelling historical past: the significance of Julia O'Faolain's Fiction (pages 234–247): Christine St Peter
Chapter forty five maintaining a reflect as much as a Society in Evolution: John McGahern (pages 248–262): Eamon Maher
Chapter forty six Brian Friel: From Nationalism to Post?Nationalism (pages 263–280): F. C. McGrath
Chapter forty seven Telling the reality Slant: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney (pages 281–295): Eugene O'Brien
Chapter forty eight Belfast Poets: Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Medbh McGuckian (pages 296–311): Richard Rankin Russell
Chapter forty nine Eilean Ni Chuilleanain's paintings of Witness (pages 312–327): Guinn Batten
Chapter 50 Eavan Boland's Muse moms (pages 328–344): Heather Clark
Chapter fifty one John Banville's Dualistic Universe (pages 345–359): Elke D'Hoker
Chapter fifty two among historical past and fable: The Irish motion pictures of Neil Jordan (pages 360–373): Brian McIlroy
Chapter fifty three “Keeping That Wound Green”: The Poetry of Paul Muldoon (pages 374–389): David Wheatley
Chapter fifty four Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and the “Continuously modern” (pages 390–409): Frank Sewell
Chapter fifty five The anxiousness of effect and the Fiction of Roddy Doyle (pages 410–424): Danine Farquharson
Chapter fifty six The Reclamation of “Injurious phrases” in Emma Donoghue's Fiction (pages 425–435): Jennifer M. Jeffers
Chapter fifty seven Martin McDonagh and the Ethics of Irish Storytelling (pages 436–450): Patrick Lonergan

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A Woman’s Words: Emer and Female Speech in the Ulster Cycle. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 26 Ann Dooley Greenwood, E. (1995). P. Mallory and G. Stockman (Eds). Ulidia: Proceedings of the First Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, April 8–12, 1994 (pp. 47–54). Belfast: December Publications. Jackson, K. (1964). The Oldest Irish Tradition: A Window on the Iron Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Jaski, B. (1999). ” Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 37, 9–11.

The written text has itself received numerous additions between its early ninthcentury compositional date and its first extant copy in LU. For example, the flashback “Boyhood Deeds” segment may have been absorbed into the body of the saga from an original “foretale” position. Other additions show a decided Connacht interest in the tale. Froéch becomes the first Connacht hero to fall against Cú Chulainn and he is carried back by fairy women to his sídh. This may reflect the interests of the Síl Muiredaig, kings of Connacht from the first third of the tenth century (later, the O’Connors) whose inauguration site at Carn Fraích is thus acknowledged in the text.

When he finally turns on Medb at the end of a war that brings little glory to either side and addresses her in brutal animalistic terms, such is the skill with which his position has been delineated in the text that a reader can readily apprehend his deep self-disgust: “That is what usually happens,” says Fergus (to Medb), “to a herd of horses led by a mare. Their substance is taken and carried off and guarded as they follow a deceitful woman’s backside” (4123–24). Then he strikes the bull of Cooley saying, “it was bad luck that the belligerent old calf that was brought here, and because of whom many now lie dead, should dishonor his clan and lineage” (4136–37) – it is as if he is referring to himself.

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