Young Irelands: Studies in Children's Literature (2020)

Young Irelands Studies in Children s Literature The essays in this book the fourth in the Studies in Children s Literature series examine how various texts read by children since the th century reflect concepts of Irish national and or imperial i
  • Title: Young Irelands: Studies in Children's Literature
  • Author: Mary Shine Thompson Amanda Piesse
  • ISBN: 9781846821417
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Young Irelands: Studies in Children's Literature
    The essays in this book the fourth in the Studies in Children s Literature series examine how various texts read by children since the 18th century reflect concepts of Irish national and or imperial identity, and how they resist the empire and the nation s normative concepts They also explore how non Irish readers receive Irish children s books The book s subject matThe essays in this book the fourth in the Studies in Children s Literature series examine how various texts read by children since the 18th century reflect concepts of Irish national and or imperial identity, and how they resist the empire and the nation s normative concepts They also explore how non Irish readers receive Irish children s books The book s subject matter ranges from works by Jonathan Swift and Maria Edgeworth and the revivalist texts of the Tain to the translation of contemporary fiction and the reception of Padraic Colum s work in the United States The book examines the resistant works of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, Arthur Mee s Children s Encyclopedia, and the periodicals of Na Fianna and Our Boys The book also addresses aspects of national identity in 20th century and contemporary fiction Series Studies in Children s Literature Overall, this is an important collection of essays, which highlights the complexities of Ireland s identity Most importantly, it manages to fill gaps in recent criticism of Irish children s literature, particularly in relation to writings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Irish Literary Supplement, Vol 33, No 1, Fall 2013
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