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The romantic national tale and the question of Ireland / Ina Ferris. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Ferris, Ina, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 205 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 51.
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 51
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Other Title:
The Romantic National Tale & the Question of Ireland
Subjects:
English fiction -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
Nationalism and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in literature.
Romanticism -- Ireland.
Irish question.
Ireland -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Ireland -- In literature.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ina Ferris examines the way in which the problem of 'incomplete union' generated by the formation of the United Kingdom in 1800 destabilised British public discourse in the early decades of the nineteenth century. Ferris offers the first full-length study of the chief genre to emerge out of the political problem of Union: the national tale, an intercultural and mostly female-authored fictional mode that articulated Irish grievances to English readers. Ferris draws on current theory and archival research to show how the national tale crucially intersected with other public genres such as travel narratives, critical reviews and political discourse. In this fascinating study, Ferris shows how the national tales of Morgan, Edgeworth, Maturin, and the Banim brothers dislodged key British assumptions and foundational narratives of history, family and gender in the period.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION The awkward space of Union; CHAPTER 1 Civic travels: the Irish tour and the new United Kingdom; CHAPTER 2 Public address: the national tale and the pragmatics of sympathy; CHAPTER 3 Female agents: rewriting the national heroine in Morgan s later fiction; CHAPTER 4 The shudder of history: Irish Gothic and ruin writing; CHAPTER 5 Agitated bodies: the Emancipation debate and novels of insurgency in the 1820's; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-200) and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
ISBN:
1-107-13381-5
1-280-15969-3
0-511-12061-3
0-511-04249-3
0-511-14856-9
0-511-33039-1
0-511-48419-4
0-511-04563-8
OCLC:
56112275