Recently, the issue of postnationalism has encouraged intense debate, which has been reflected in the publication of numerous books and articles in various fields of study, including politics, history, philosophy and anthropology. However, the work produced in Irish literary criticism has been much sparser. This collection of essays aims to fill this gap and provide new insights into the debate on postnationalism in Ireland from the perspective of narrative writing. The book collects thirteen essays by academics from various countries, including Ireland, the United States and Sweden. It analyses the concepts of the postnational and the postnationalist in relation to globalisation, as well as the debate that postnationalist discourse has opened in various fields of knowledge, and its definitions and implications in the contemporary Irish historical and literary context. The literary forms under consideration include essay writing, drama, fiction, autobiography, film and poetry.
The authors whose work is analysed here include Dermot Bolger, Hubert Butler, Ciaran Carson, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Marie Jones, Derek Mahon, Frank McGuinness, Robert McLiam Wilson, Conor McPherson, Sinead Morrissey, Nuala O'Faolain and David Wheatley.
Contents: Irene Gilsenan Nordin/Carmen Zamorano Llena: Introduction - Michael Boess: Irish neutrality: From nationalism to postnationalism - Billy Gray: 'Close-cropped grass comes up again fresh and sweet': Hubert Butler's perspective on community, nationalism and a globalised Ireland - Miriam O'Kane Mara: The search for global Irishness in Nuala O'Faolain - Sean Crosson: Anticipating a postnationalist Ireland: Representing Gaelic games in Rocky Road to Dublin (1968) and Clash of the Ash (1987) - Damien Shortt: 'Who put the ball in the English net?': The privatisation of Irish postnationalism in Dermot Bolger's In High Germany - Matt McGuire: The postmodern promise of Robert McLiam Wilson's fiction - Carmen Zamorano Llena: Glocal identities in a postnationalist Ireland as reflected through contemporary Irish poetry - David Cregan: Divided subjectivities and modern Irish masculinities: 'The makings of a man' - Paula Murphy: 'Scattering us like seed': Dermot Bolger's postnationalist Ireland - Grace Tighe Ledwidge: 'What ish my nation?': Nationalism and neo-nationalism in the novels of Colm Toibin - Catherine Rees: The postnationalist crisis: Theatrical representations of Irish anxiety, identity and narrative in the plays of Martin McDonagh and Marie Jones - Irene Gilsenan Nordin: Elegy and celebration: Landscape, place and dwelling in the poetry of Moya Cannon - Ulf Dantanus: The inner life of the nation: Religion, the otherworld and death in contemporary Irish drama.
Series: Cultural Identity Studies
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 19th October 2010
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: New edition