||Writing before 1700 / Marie-Louise Coolahan -- Eighteenth-century writing / Cliona O Gallchoir -- Writing under the union, 1800-1845 / James Kelly -- Poetry, 1845-1890 / Matthew Campbell -- Fiction, 1845-1900 / James H. Murphy -- New woman writers / Tina O'Toole -- Prose, drama and poetry, 1891-1920 / Paige Reynolds -- Writing for children / Valerie Coghlan -- Poetry, 1920-1970 / Lucy Collins -- Fiction, 1920-1960 / Gerardine Meaney -- Elizabeth Bowen / Patricia Coughlan -- Kate O'Brien / Eibhear Walshe -- Edna O'Brien / Sinèad Mooney -- Fiction, 1960-1995 / Anne Fogarty -- The short story / Heather Ingman -- Poetry, 1970-present / Patricia Boyle Haberstroh -- Women's traditions in theatre, 1920-2015 / Cathy Leeney -- Writing in irish, 1900-2013 / Riona Nic Congáil and Máirín Nic Eoin -- Fiction from Northern Ireland, 1921-2015 / Caroline Magennis -- Life writing and personal testimony in the twentieth century / Anne Mulhall -- Twentieth-century diasporic and transnational writing / Ellen McWilliams -- Celtic tiger fiction / Susan Cahill.
||This book offers the first comprehensive survey of writing by women in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the present day. It covers literature in all genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as life-writing and unpublished writing, and addresses work in both English and Irish. The chapters are authored by leading experts in their field, giving readers an introduction to cutting edge of research on each period and topic. Survey chapters give an essential historical overview, and are complemented by a focus on selected topics such as the short story, and key figures whose relationship to the narrative of Irish literary history is analysed and reconsidered. Demonstrating the pioneering achievements of a huge number of many hitherto neglected writers, A History of Modern Irish Women's Literature makes a critical intervention in Irish literary history-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|