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That includes new essays via overseas literary students, the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature encompasses the complete breadth of Ireland's literary culture from the center a long time to the current day.

  •  Covers an unparalleled ancient variety of Irish literature
  • Arranged in volumes overlaying Irish literature from the medieval interval to 1900, and its improvement in the course of the 20th century to the current day
  • Presents a re-visioning of twentieth-century Irish literature and a set of the main updated scholarship within the box as an entire
  • Includes a considerable variety of ladies writers from the eighteenth century to the current day
  • Includes essays on major modern authors, together with Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Roddy Doyle, and Emma Donoghue
  • Introduces readers to the big variety of present techniques to learning Irish literature

Chapter 1 Tain Bo Cuailnge (pages 15–26): Ann Dooley
Chapter 2 Finn and the Fenian culture (pages 27–38): Joseph Falaky Nagy
Chapter three The Reception and Assimilation of Continental Literature (pages 39–56): Barbara Lisa Hillers
Chapter four Bardic Poetry, Masculinity, and the Politics of Male Homosociality (pages 57–75): Sarah E. McKibben
Chapter five Annalists and Historians in Early sleek eire, 1450–1700 (pages 76–91): Bernadette Cunningham
Chapter 6 “Hungry Eyes” and the Rhetoric of Dispossession: English Writing from Early glossy eire (pages 92–107): Patricia Palmer
Chapter 7 varieties of Irishness: Henry Burnell and Richard Head (pages 108–124): Deana Rankin
Chapter eight Crossing Acts: Irish Drama from George Farquhar to Thomas Sheridan (pages 125–141): Helen M. Burke
Chapter nine Parnell and Early Eighteenth?Century Irish Poetry (pages 142–160): Andrew Carpenter
Chapter 10 Jonathan rapid and Eighteenth?Century eire (pages 161–177): Clement Hawes
Chapter eleven Merriman's Cuirt An Mheonoiche and Eighteenth?Century Irish Verse (pages 178–192): Liam P. O Murchu
Chapter 12 Frances Sheridan and eire (pages 193–209): Kathleen M. Oliver
Chapter thirteen “The Indigent Philosopher”: Oliver Goldsmith (pages 210–225): James Watt
Chapter 14 Edmund Burke (pages 226–242): Luke Gibbons
Chapter 15 The Drama of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (pages 243–258): Robert W. Jones
Chapter sixteen United Irish Poetry and Songs (pages 259–275): Mary Helen Thuente
Chapter 17 Maria Edgeworth and (Inter)national Intelligence (pages 276–291): Susan Manly
Chapter 18 Mary Tighe: A Portrait of the Artist for the Twenty?First Century (pages 292–309): Harriet Kramer Linkin
Chapter 19 Thomas Moore: After the conflict (pages 310–325): Jeffery Vail
Chapter 20 The position of the Political girl within the Writings of girl Morgan (Sydney Owenson) (pages 326–341): Susan B. Egenolf
Chapter 21 Charles Robert Maturin: Ireland's Eccentric Genius (pages 343–361): Robert Miles
Chapter 22 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Gothic gruesome and the Huguenot Inheritance (pages 362–376): Alison Milbank
Chapter 23 A Philosophical domestic Ruler: The Imaginary Geographies of Bram Stoker (pages 377–391): Lisa Hopkins
Chapter 24 Scribes and Storytellers: The Ethnographic mind's eye in Nineteenth?Century eire (pages 393–410): Stiofan O Cadhla
Chapter 25 Reconciliation and Emancipation: The Banims and Carleton (pages 411–426): Helen O'Connell
Chapter 26 Davis, Mangan, Ferguson: Irish Poetry, 1831–1849 (pages 427–443): Matthew Campbell
Chapter 27 the nice Famine in Literature, 1846–1896 (pages 444–459): Melissa Fegan
Chapter 28 Dion Boucicault: From level Irishman to Staging Nationalism (pages 460–475): Scott Boltwood
Chapter 29 Oscar Wilde's Convictions, Speciesism, and the soreness of Individualism (pages 476–490): Dennis Denisoff
Chapter 30 Cultural Nationalism and Irish Modernism (pages 17–34): Michael Mays
Chapter 31 Defining Irishness: Bernard Shaw and the Irish Connection at the English degree (pages 35–49): Christopher Innes
Chapter 32 The Novels of Somerville and Ross (pages 50–65): Vera Kreilkamp
Chapter 33 W.B. Yeats and the Dialectics of Misrecognition (pages 66–82): Gregory Castle
Chapter 34 John Millington Synge – Playwright and Poet (pages 83–97): Ann Saddlemyer
Chapter 35 James Joyce and the production of contemporary Irish Literature (pages 98–111): Michael Patrick Gillespie
Chapter 36 The be aware of Politics/Politics of the observe: Immanence and Transdescendence in Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett (pages 113–128): Sandra Wynands
Chapter 37 Elizabeth Bowen: a house in Writing (pages 129–143): Eluned Summers?Bremner
Chapter 38 altering instances: Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain (pages 144–158): Paul Delaney
Chapter 39 “Ireland is Small Enough”: Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh (pages 159–175): Alan Gillis
Chapter forty Irish Mimes: Flann O'Brien (pages 176–191): Joseph Brooker
Chapter forty-one analyzing William Trevor and discovering Protestant eire (pages 193–208): Gregory A. Schirmer
Chapter forty two The Mythopoeic eire of Edna O'Brien's Fiction (pages 209–223): Maureen O'Connor
Chapter forty three Anglo?Irish clash in Jennifer Johnston's Fiction (pages 224–233): Silvia Diez Fabre
Chapter forty four dwelling heritage: the significance of Julia O'Faolain's Fiction (pages 234–247): Christine St Peter
Chapter forty five conserving a replicate as much as a Society in Evolution: John McGahern (pages 248–262): Eamon Maher
Chapter forty six Brian Friel: From Nationalism to Post?Nationalism (pages 263–280): F. C. McGrath
Chapter forty seven Telling the reality Slant: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney (pages 281–295): Eugene O'Brien
Chapter forty eight Belfast Poets: Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, and Medbh McGuckian (pages 296–311): Richard Rankin Russell
Chapter forty nine Eilean Ni Chuilleanain's paintings of Witness (pages 312–327): Guinn Batten
Chapter 50 Eavan Boland's Muse moms (pages 328–344): Heather Clark
Chapter fifty one John Banville's Dualistic Universe (pages 345–359): Elke D'Hoker
Chapter fifty two among background and delusion: The Irish motion pictures of Neil Jordan (pages 360–373): Brian McIlroy
Chapter fifty three “Keeping That Wound Green”: The Poetry of Paul Muldoon (pages 374–389): David Wheatley
Chapter fifty four Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and the “Continuously modern” (pages 390–409): Frank Sewell
Chapter fifty five The anxiousness of impact and the Fiction of Roddy Doyle (pages 410–424): Danine Farquharson
Chapter fifty six The Reclamation of “Injurious phrases” in Emma Donoghue's Fiction (pages 425–435): Jennifer M. Jeffers
Chapter fifty seven Martin McDonagh and the Ethics of Irish Storytelling (pages 436–450): Patrick Lonergan

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Playing the Hero: Reading the Irish Saga Táin Bó Cúailnge. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Findon, J. (1998). A Woman’s Words: Emer and Female Speech in the Ulster Cycle. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 26 Ann Dooley Greenwood, E. (1995). P. Mallory and G. Stockman (Eds). Ulidia: Proceedings of the First Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Belfast and Emain Macha, April 8–12, 1994 (pp. 47–54). Belfast: December Publications. Jackson, K. (1964). The Oldest Irish Tradition: A Window on the Iron Age.

Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain. Stanford: Stanford University Press. , S. Kilfeather, M. Luddy, et al. (2002). The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, vols. IV and V: Irish Women’s Writing and Traditions. Cork: Cork University Press. , A. Hadfield, and W. Maley (Eds). (1993). Representing Ireland: Literature and the Origins of the Conflict, 1534–1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Brown, T. (1975). Northern Voices: Poets from Ulster. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.

True, Cú Chulainn and the other members of the medieval “Ulster Cycle” cast of heroic characters enjoyed a resurgence of interest in Irish artistic and popular culture of the twentieth century, and figures whose fame rests on a delicate weave of legend and history such as Brian Boru and the saints of Ireland have always had their cultural cachet. But Finn’s stock, which rose dramatically in literary circles of the first few centuries of the second millennium AD, has remained remarkably steady over many years.

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