Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 June 2009

256 Pages | 16 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748638833

Bookseller Code (06)

Race in Modern Irish Literature and Culture

John Brannigan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Provides new research on the social history of racial ideologies and racist expressions in the Irish state since 1922
  • Offers new readings of Irish cultural productions and literary texts (by James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Liam O'Flaherty, Kate O'Brien, Edna O'Brien, Brendan Behan, James Plunkett, Paul Durcan, Austin Clarke, Aidan Higgins, Denis Johnston, and others) emphasising how they engage with the histories of Irish racism and raciology
  • Demonstrates how a new understanding of the constitutive role of race and racism in modern Irish culture might necessitate a revision of the dominant precepts and trends in contemporary Irish studies
  • Addresses the significance of the social and cultural history of race and racism in twentieth-century Ireland for the post-'Celtic Tiger' era