© 2009

Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing



Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mark Mossman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mark Mossman
    Pages 8-45
  4. Mark Mossman
    Pages 46-80
  5. Mark Mossman
    Pages 81-121
  6. Mark Mossman
    Pages 122-150
  7. Mark Mossman
    Pages 151-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 160-188

About this book


Covering a diverse range of figures and issues from Jonathan Swift's pornographic poetry to Oscar Wilde's famous cello-shaped coat this book collapses Irish studies into the critical perspective of disability studies: linking 'Irishness' and 'disability' together allows the emergence of a new critical perspective, an Irish disability studies.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Western Illinois UniversityUSA

About the authors

MARK MOSSMAN is an Associate Professor of English at Western Illinois University, USA. His research and teaching focuses on modern Irish and British literatures and disability studies. Previously published work includes essays in such journals as College English, Nineteenth-Century Feminisms, Postmodern Culture, European Romantic Review, and Victorian Literature and Culture.

Bibliographic information


"Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922 exposes the pervasive and the problematic dynamics of disability that have constituted representations of modern Ireland and Irishness, and to which any responsible critique must now attend." - New Hibernia Review