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Animals in Irish Literature and Culture

Series: Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature

By: Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Editor), Borbála Faragó (Editor), Margo DeMello (Foreword By)

Palgrave

Hardback | Jun 2015 | #232203 | ISBN-13: 9781137434791
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About this book

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture spans the early modern period to the present, exploring colonial, post-colonial, and globalized manifestations of Ireland as country and state as well as the human animal and non-human animal migrations that challenge a variety of literal and cultural borders.


Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword; Margo DeMello
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; Kathryn Kirkpatrick

PART I: HUNTING AND CONSUMING ANIMALS
1. 'Our sep'rate Natures are the same': Reading Blood Sports in Irish Poetry of the Long Eighteenth Century'; Lucy Collins
2. Quick Red Foxes: Irish Women Write the Hunt; Kathryn Kirkpatrick
3. Dennis O'Driscoll's Beef with the Celtic Tiger; Amanda Sperry
4. Porcine Pasts and Bourgeois Pigs: Consumption and the Irish Counterculture; Sarah Townsend

PART II: GENDER AND ANIMALS
5. 'Their disembodied voices cry': Marine Animals and Their Songs of Absence in the Poetry of Sinead Morrissey, Caitriona O'Reilly and Mary O'Donoghue; Katarzyna Poloczek
6. Hares and Hags: Becoming Animal in Eilis Ni Dhuibhne's Dun na mBan tri Thine; Sarah O'Connor
7. 'Even the animals in the fields': Animals, Queers, and Violence; Ed Madden
8. 'A pedigree bitch, like myself': (Non)Human Illness and Death in Dorothy Molloy's Poetry; Luz Mar Gonzalez-Arias

PART III: CHALLENGING HABITS
9. Impersonating Authority: Animals and the Anglo-Irish Social Order in Maria Edgeworth's Ennui and Edmund Spenser's Mother Hubberds Tale; Andrew Smyth
10. 'Do You Dance, Minnaloushe?' Yeats's Animal Questions; Liam Young
11. Room for Creatures: Frances Harvey's Bestiary; Donna Potts
12. 'A capacity for sustained flight': Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Ecology of Avian Encounter; Christine Cusick

PART IV: UNSETTLING ANIMALS
13. Mad Dogs and Irishmen: Dogs, Dracula, and the Colonial Irish Other; Jeanne Dubino
14. The Celtic Tiger's Equine Imaginary; Maria Pramaggiore
15. Transnational - Transanimal: Reading the Insect in Irish Migrant Poetry; Borbala Farago
16. Strange Becomings: Paul Muldoon's Maggot; Tom Herron

Selected Bibliography
Index


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