Definitions of Irishness in the ''Library of Ireland'' Literary Anthologies.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2012Description: 1 online resource (280 p.)ISBN: 9783035303100Subject(s): English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism | Identity (Psychology) in literature | Ireland -- In literature | Irish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Library of Ireland | Literature publishing -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century | National characteristics, Irish, in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Definitions of Irishness in the ''Library of Ireland'' Literary AnthologiesDDC classification: 820.9/9415 | 820.99415 LOC classification: PR8752 .M33 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Note on the Author ix; Acknowledgements xi; Preface xiii; Chapter One - Anthologies and Irishness 1; Definition of an Anthology 10; The Compiler and the Reader's Self-Consciousness 13; Common Consciousness 14; Titles 18; Spatial and Temporal Dimensions in Titles 21; Book Sizes and Editing of Poems to Fit into Short Books 23; Literary History 25; Anthologies as Educative Instruments 37; Language 45; Chapter Two - Educating to Be Free 51; James Duf fy 51; Margaret Callan 65; Thornton MacMahon 70; The Casket of Irish Pearls 79; Educating to Be Free 81; The Selection 89
A Space for Women in Irish Literature 94Chapter Three - The Songs of Ireland 103; Davis's 'Essay on Irish Songs' 104; M. J. Barry, Editor 114; Publication Details 116; 'The Exile of Erin' Controversy 117; Barry's Definition of Irishness 119; Barry's Selection Creates an Irish Identity 126; Arrangement of Items in the Selection 139; Hercules Ellis, Editor 143; The Songs of Ireland, Second Series 143; Chapter Four - The Ballad Poetry of Ireland 147; Charles Gavan Duf fy, Editor 148; Publication Details 149; Duffy's Definition of Irishness 151; Duffy's Selection Creates an Irish Identity 168
Arrangement of Items in the Selection 183Denis Florence MacCarthy, Editor: Part One 187; Publication Details 188; MacCarthy's Definition of Irishness 189; MacCarthy's Selection Creates an Irish Identity 191; Arrangement of Items in the Selection 197; Chapter Five - Ireland Must Have Her Own Again 199; Denis Florence MacCarthy, Editor: Part Two 200; Writers in The Poets and Dramatists of Ireland 206; Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee, Editor 220; Gallery of Irish Writers 222; Writers in Gallery of Irish Writers 227; Conclusion 239; Works Cited 241; Index 247
This detailed study explores the significance of the ''Library of Ireland'', a book series originated in the 1840s by the Young Irelanders Thomas Davis and Charles Gavan Duffy. Focusing on the literary anthologies and literary histories published in this series, the author demonstrates how they attempted to articulate a new national identity for Irish readers based on Young Ireland ideas. Despite the vast amount of scholarly work on Irish nationalism and literature, very little attention has hitherto been paid to the ''Library of Ireland'' series. This book recovers the fundamental role played by the series in the creation of a sense of Irish identity, and also examines the publications within the wider theoretical context of anthology studies. It is an original and highly stimulating contribution to the literary and cultural history of nineteenth-century Ireland.
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