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Space and the Irish Cultural Imagination

  • Gerry Smyth

About this book

Introduction

This book reconstitutes the category of 'space' as a crucial element within contemporary cultural, literary and historical studies in Ireland. The study is based on the dual premise of an explosion of interest in the category of space in modern cultural criticism and social inquiry, and the consolidation of Irish studies as a significant scholarly field across a number of institutional and intellectual contexts. Besides a methodological/theoretical introduction and extended case studies, the book includes an auto-critical dimension which extends its interest into the fields of local history and life-writing.

Keywords

Cultural Studies Imagination space

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerry Smyth
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores UniversityUK

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