The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century

Gender, Bodies, and Power

  • Authors
  • Jennifer¬†M.¬†Jeffers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 9-48
  3. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 49-77
  4. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 79-119
  5. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 121-140
  6. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 141-175
  7. Jennifer M. Jeffers
    Pages 177-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-207

About this book


The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies and Power interprets a wide variety of the most interesting Irish novels of the last ten years of the century from a perspective that focuses on the regulated sexual and constructed gendered body. The demarcating line of identity-the perennial Irish problem-can be gauged at the basic level of sexual and gender identity in contrast to or in alliance with political, social, religious or cultural norms. All mechanisms that have gone into controlling the body-gender regulation, violence, desire, religious taboos-can all be reinterpreted through the body in motion.


20th century English literature gender gender studies identity novel

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