Overview:The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature - Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature 13 - This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense cultural debate regarding American identity, with some writers imagining Irishness to be the antithesis of Americanness, but others suggesting Irishness to be a path to Americanization. This study emphasizes the importance of considering how a sense of Irishness was imagined by both Irish-American writers conscious of the process of self-definition as well as non-Irish writers responsive to shifting cultural concerns regarding ethnic others. It analyzes specific iconic Irish-American characters including Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Margaret Mitchell's Scarlet O'Hara, as well as lesser-known Irish monsters who lurked in the American imagination such as T.S. Eliot's Sweeney and Frank Norris' McTeague. As Dowd argues, in contemporary American society, Irishness has been largely absorbed into a homogenous white culture, and as a result, it has become a largely invisible ethnicity to many modern literary critics. Too often, they simply do not see Irishness or do not think it relevant, and as a result, many Irish-American characters have been de-ethnicized in the critical literature of the past century. This volume reestablishes the importance of Irish ethnicity to many characters that have come to be misread as generically white and shows how Irishness is integral to their stories.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726406-9780415880435. It was written by the following authors: Ornella Cunningham, Anonymous, Christopher Dowd. Book The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature - Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature 13, which can be read online, published by the company: Historical Print Editions, Taylor & Francis Ltd, British Library, Chocolate Muffin Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Poetry, Drama, Children's, Teenage, Criticism. The book was published on 2010-09-02 00:00:00. It has 220 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 431 g. File for download The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature - Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature 13 has PDF format and is called the-construction-of-irish-identity-in-american-literature-routledge-transnational-perspectives-on-american-literature-13.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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