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Published: 01 June 2019

232 Pages | 12 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786942081

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Literacy, Language and Reading in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Edited by Rebecca Barr, Sarah-Anne Buckley, and Muireann O'Cinneide

Liverpool University Press

Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland LUP

  • The first edited collection exploring literacy and reading in nineteenth-century Ireland
  • Cross disciplinary selection of essays providing new perspectives on literacy, languages, nation and identities
  • Explores multiple forms of literacy/Multiple reading communities
  • Addresses transnationalism and translation as central to Irish experience
  • Complicates narrative of displacement of Irish orality by English literacy
  • Makes use of rare archival sources by Douglas Hyde illuminating his code-switching, multi-lingualism and Irish-language acquisition