Beyond Borders: IASIL Essays on Modern Irish Writing


Sammells, Professor Neil, Editor; Contributors: Louis Armand, Michael Faherty, Rui Carvalho Homem,Ellen Carol Jones, John Kenny, Marisol Morales Ladron, Vivian Valvano Lynch,Donald E Morse,Paul Murphy,Erin V Obermuelller,Monica Randaccio,Maryna Romanets,    Robert Tracy, Simon Tresize, Clare Wallace and Kim Wallace


Professor: Bath Spa University(UK)

These sixteen essays on modern Irish prose, poems and plays  have been developed from papers delivered at the conference of the International Association for the Study of  Irish Literatures, held at Bath Spa University College. Beyond Borders offers an international perspective by bringing together  voices from different national cultures and scholarly contexts. Each essay explores borders both literal and metaphorical in Irish writing, showing, for instance, how Irish authors look beyond national borders for influences and analogues, and how much Irish writing is corrosive and transformative of partition in its manifold forms. Among the writers discussed are W.B Yeats, James Joyce, Patrick Pearse, John Banville, Bernard Mac Laverty, Dermot Healy, Patrick McCabe, Matthew Sweeny, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Eavan Boland, Chris Lee, Sebastian Barry, Martin McDonagh.

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Hardback ISBN 0-9545648-2-0 Paperback ISBN 0-9545648-1-2; 978-1933146416
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234 x 154mm

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