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Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Villar-Argáiz Pilar


Literary Visions of Multicultural Ireland is the first full-length monograph in the market to address the impact that Celtic-Tiger immigration has exerted on the poetry, drama and fiction of contemporary Irish writers. The book opens with a lively, challenging preface by Prof. Declan Kiberd and is followed by 18 essays by leading and prestigious scholars in the field of Irish studies from both sides of the Atlantic who address, in pioneering, differing and thus enriching ways, the emerging multiethnic character of Irish literature. Key areas of discussion are: What does it mean to be ‘multicul ... More

Keywords: Irish literature, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Transculturality, Celtic-Tiger Ireland, Literary criticism

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089282
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.001.0001


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Villar-Argáiz Pilar, author

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Part I Irish multiculturalisms: obstacles and challenges

Part II Rethinking Ireland’ as a postnationalist community

Part III The return of the repressed’: ‘performing’ Irishness through intercultural encounters

Part IV Gender and the city

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