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Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Mark Quigley

Abstract

Though Irish contributions to literary modernism are well known, Irish modernism tends to be framed through narrow treatments of Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival as “cosmopolitan” writers detached from a wider Irish intellectual and cultural history and a consideration of Irish literature’s role in modernism’s ongoing development. Empire’s Wake significantly broadens conventional understandings of Irish modernism and postmodernism by tracing how a distinctly postcolonial late modernism emerges within Irish literature between the late 1920s and the 1950s to contest and extend key aspects of modern ... More

Keywords: Late modernism, Postcolonial modernism, Global modernism, Modern Irish literature, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Blasket Island writers, Sean O’Faolain, Frank McCourt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245444
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Quigley, author
University of Oregon