"Strangers in the house": twentieth century revisions of Irish literary and cultural identity

dc.contributor.advisorCullingford, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.advisorHarlow, Barbara, 1948-en
dc.creatorHynes, Colleen Anne, 1978-en
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T23:44:29Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T23:44:29Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis, Strangers in the House, illuminates how "strangers in the house"--unconventional women, Travellers, emigrants and immigrants--have made significant contributions to the evolving traditions of Irish literature and culture. I trace the literary and creative contributions of groups that were silenced during the early twentieth-century nation-building project to review the impact of the Irish Revival, from the politics of Arthur Griffith and Eamon de Valera to the writings of Yeats, Gregory and Synge, on the establishment of an "authentic" Irish identity. I draw on scholarship that establishes Ireland as a postcolonial nation, suggesting that contemporary identity is closely linked to the national, religious and gender expectations reinforced during the periods of colonialism and decolonization. My scholarship considers individuals who continue to be peripheral in the "reimagining" of what it means to be Irish in a post-Celtic Tiger, E.U. Ireland.en
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.oclc180193184en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/3383en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshNational characteristics, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshNational characteristics, Irish, in literatureen
dc.subject.lcshIrish literature--20th century--History and criticismen
dc.subject.lcshIreland--In literatureen
dc.subject.lcshIreland--In motion picturesen
dc.title"Strangers in the house": twentieth century revisions of Irish literary and cultural identityen
dc.title.alternativeTwentieth century revisions of Irish literary and cultural identityen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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