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The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Ellen Crowell


This book identifies and interprets the longstanding ideological and aesthetic dialogue between the literary imaginations of Anglo-Ireland and the Anglo-American South. It offers a rich comparative examination of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish and American Southern plantation literatures and their respective representations of race and nation, gender and sexuality, region and landscape, and the gothic imagination. Pairing major writers from both traditions, including Maria Edgeworth, William Faulkner, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Anne Porter and Elizabeth Bowen, the book shows how this tran ... More

Keywords: literary imagination, Ireland, American South, race, nation, gender, sexuality, region, landscape, gothic imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625482
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Crowell, author