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The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and belonging in Irish literature and film
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
Dalarna University.
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)Text
Abstract [en]

The Leaving of Ireland brings together an international group of scholars to reflect critically on the unfolding nature of the experience of Irish cultural identity at a time when Ireland is struggling to adjust to the shattering impacts of globalization and religious scandals of recent decades. Looking back over the last two centuries, the volume considers a range of literary and filmic works that have sought to articulate something of this experience and its multiple locations. The essays revisit crucial constituents of Irish history and self-perception at the micro-level, exploring the representation of individual experiences of migration and identification and the definition of a sense of belonging. They also examine these issues at the macro-level, looking at larger politico-historical transformations, national affiliations and changed social and geographical landscapes. The book is organized around key themes including history, mobility, memory and place and addresses the works of a wide range of authors, including Emily Lawless, Frank McCourt, Sinead Morrissey, Paul Muldoon, Joseph O’Connor, J.M. Synge and W.B. Yeats.

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Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2015, 1. Vol. 67
The Leaving of Ireland, 67
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Media Studies
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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42326DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0751-1ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84966937480ISBN: 9783035307511 (print)ISBN: 9783034318969 (print)OAI: diva2:933923
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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