"Reclamation of 'injurious terms' in Emma Donoghue's Fiction

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Companion to Irish Literature


Irish authors, irish history & criticism, irish literature, irish history, northern Ireland in literature, Ireland in literature


Featuring new essays by international literary scholars, the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the full breadth of Ireland's literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day.

* Covers an unprecedented historical range of Irish literature

* Arranged in two volumes covering Irish literature from the medieval period to 1900, and its development through the twentieth century to the present day

* Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a collection of the most up-to-date scholarship in the field as a whole

* Includes a substantial number of women writers from the eighteenth century to the present day

* Includes essays on leading contemporary authors, including Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue

* Introduces readers to the wide range of current approaches to studying Irish literature.