Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive

  • Maria McGarrity
  • Claire A. Culleton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Maria McGarrity, Claire A. Culleton
      Pages 1-14
  3. Ambivalent Primitives: Responding to the Celtic Revival

  4. Primitivism, Ethnography, and Cultural Translation

  5. Gender, Primitivism, and the Body

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


This book scrutinizes the way modern Irish writers exploited or surrendered to primitivism, and how primitivism functions as an idealized nostalgia for the past as a potential representation of difference and connection.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria McGarrity
    • 1
  • Claire A. Culleton
    • 2
  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Kent State UniversityUSA

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