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Disability and Irish Life Writing: An Overview

  • Elizabeth GrubgeldEmail author
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Part of the Literary Disability Studies book series (LIDIST)

Abstract

This book is addressed to readers interested in disability studies, autobiographical literature, and Irish cultural studies. The introductory chapter provides an overview of its theoretical foundations, defining its approach to life writing as a literary genre and establishing its position among competing definitions of disability. It also introduces disability life writing in theory and practice and offers an argument regarding its place in Ireland, particularly in relation to the Irish autobiographical tradition, specific cultural practices regarding the body, and matters of regional identity and institutional religion in a rapidly transforming society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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