Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts

Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts

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Author/Contributor(s): Cusick, Christine
Publisher: Cork University Press
Date: 07/31/2010
Binding: Hardcover
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Long before there was a theoretical movement that gave a name to literary readings of nature, scholars have understood the importance of the natural world to an Irish cultural sensibility. An emphasis on place not only pervades Irish writing but also is in fact rooted in ancient traditions of Celtic mythology and place-lore.



While critical assessments of Irish place writing are numerous, few of them address such representations of the natural world as politically and culturally informed and scripted texts. The essays offer ecocritical readings of Irish literary and cultural texts of various genres, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama and the visual image.