Mere Irish & Fíor-Ghael
Studies in the idea of Irish nationality, its literary expression and development
The aim of this investigation is to reconsider the cultural confrontation between England and Ireland from a new methodological perspective, and to trace how this confrontation resulted in a particular notion, literary as well as political, of Irish nationality.
[Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature, 22] 1986. xv, 543 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. ix
Abbreviations | p. xi
Spelling, typography, nomenclature | p. xiii
Introduction: aims and methods | pp. 1–12
1. The idea of nationality: terminology and historical background | pp. 13–32
2. Ierland in English representations | pp. 33–84
3. The fictional Irishman in English literature | pp. 85–168
4. Gaelic poetry and the idea of Irish nationality | pp. 169–289
5. The public assertion of Irish civility | pp. 291–324
6. Gael and Anglo-Irish: the development of an Irish national identity in the eighteenth century | pp. 325–444
Conclusion | pp. 445–455
Footnotes | pp. 457–489
Index | pp. 521–535
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