How Irish Women Writers Portray Masculinity: Esposing the Presumptions of Patriarchy (interviews and Novels by Clare Boylan, Maeve Kelly, Mary O'Donne

How Irish Women Writers Portray Masculinity: Esposing the Presumptions of Patriarchy (interviews and Novels by Clare Boylan, Maeve Kelly, Mary O'Donne

By: Nainsi J. Houston (author)Hardback

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This book examines how the roles of men and women in Ireland have changed a great deal in the last fifty years and many of these changes can be attributed to the dual influence of the Irish Women's Movement and Ireland's inclusion in the European Union. Irish society has been slow to reflect these two shifts, and the novels in this book reflect the gap between these legal and societal changes. Interviews conducted for this study with the four writers themselves, paintings, political cartoons, and film and song, are used with cultural and gender studies theories to examine to the treatment of gender in four contemporary Irish novels.

About Author

Nainsi J. Houston is Assistant Professor of English at Creighton University.

Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Women Writing in Ireland; 1. Ordinary Men and Women: Gender in Ireland; 2. Learning to Swim: Clare Boylan's Room for a Single Lady; 3. Born to Women but Not of Them: Maeve Kelly's Necessary Treasons; 4. New Men? Mary O'Donnell's The Light Makers; 5. Anguished, Abject, and Angry: Anne Haverty's One Day as a Tiger; Appendix A: Interview with Clare Boylan; Appendix B: Interview with Maeve Kelly; Appendix C: Interview with Mary O'Donnell; Appendix D: Email Interview with Mary O'Donnell; Appendix E: Interview with Anne Haverty; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773455580
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780773455580
  • ISBN10: 0773455582

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