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Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

John Brannigan


This book presents a radical re-reading of the cultural history of the Irish state, by demonstrating through original historical research and insightful new readings of key literary and artistic works that race has been central to the ways in which modern Ireland has defined itself. It examines the tropes of racial identity and racist distinction that underpin modern expressions of Irishness, and shows how a persistent concern with racial ideologies can be traced through twentieth-century Irish culture. In this study, James Joyce's Ulysses is read anew in the context of the gathering of the Ir ... More

Keywords: race, racism, racial identity, Irish state, Irishness, James Joyce, Liam O'Flaherty, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats, Jack Yeats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638833
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Brannigan, author