Narrating Ireland in Different Genres and Media. Irish Studies in Europe 6. Ed. Katharina Rennhak

Irish Studies in Europe is the title of a series of publications in Irish Studies whose thematic and methodological range goes well beyond literary studies to include aspects of cultural studies in the broadest sense. The main emphasis is, of course, on the island of Ireland (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) as well as the Irish diaspora in all aspects of society, history, culture, literature, the arts, and the media.

The “European” dimension suggested by the series title is an indication of a priori¬tised, but by no means exclusive, concentration on (mainland) European perspectives on Irish Studies. It is hoped that such an “etic” approach, as it were, may contribute a special dimension to the progress of Irish Studies at large and document the variety of European traditions of Irish Studies as inter- and multi-disciplinary fields of research, study, and teaching. Thus, the programme of this series is a deliberate reflection of the objectives of The European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), under whose aegis the series is published.

Narrating the Community: The Short Story Cycles of Val Mulkerns and Mary Beckett (Elke D’hoker) – ‘The End of the World as We Know It’: New Narrative Forms for a New Era in Contemporary Fiction from the North of Ireland? (Fiona McCann) – Trauma and Narrative Techniques in Contemporary Irish Fiction: Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark and Anne Enright’s The Gathering (Hedwig Schwall) – Beyond the Comfort Zone: Narrating Child Abuse in Joyce, McCabe and Enright (Anton Kirch¬hofer) – Puzzling Narrative Identities and the Ethics of the Literary Imagination in Sebastian Barry’s ‘Dunne Series’ (Katharina Rennhak) – Narrating the Ballymun Experience in Dermot Bolger’s Ballymun Trilogy (Anna Hanrahan) – Ireland, Lost Between Country and City: Eavan Boland in the Suburb (Christian Huck) – Celtic Tiger Ireland and the Politics of Disgust: White Trash in Sebastian Barry’s Play The Pride of Parnell Street and Leonard Abrahamson’s Film Adam and Paul (Sarah Heinz) – Craggy Island – Cranky Ireland? Serial Visions of Irishness in Father Ted (Rainer Emig) – Shamrocks, Stereotypes and Social Networking (Claire Lynch)

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