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New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature

Contemporary Irish Writing and Environmentalism

The Wearing of the Deep Green

Authors: Potts, Donna

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  • Brings together analysis of a wide range of environmental activism, fiction, creative nonfiction, and music
  • Includes coverage of authors such as Seamus Heaney, Caitriona O'Reilly, Paul Muldoon, and Ciaran Carson
  • Identifies a strand of ecofeminism running through the environmental protests
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This book examines how the Irish environmental movement, which began gaining momentum in the 1970s, has influenced and been addressed by contemporary Irish writers, artists, and musicians. It examines Irish environmental writing, music, and art within their cultural contexts, considers how postcolonial ecocriticism might usefully be applied to Ireland, and analyzes the rhetoric of Irish environmental protests. It places the Irish environmental movement within the broader contexts of Irish national and postcolonial discourses, focusing on the following protests: the M3 Motorway, the Burren campaign, the Carnsore Point anti-nuclear protest, Shell to Sea, the turf debate, and the animal rights movement.

About the authors

Donna L. Potts is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Washington State University, USA. She is the author of two books about poetry, Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism: The Influence of Owen Barfield (1992) and Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Pastoral Tradition (2011), as well as a book of her own poetry, Waking Dreams (2012). She lived in Galway while holding a Fulbright Lecturing Award at the National University in Ireland from 1997 to 1998, returning there on sabbatical from 2004 to 2005, and again, for a fellowship in the NUIG Irish Studies Centre, from 2011 to 2012.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07111-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Irish Writing and Environmentalism
Book Subtitle
The Wearing of the Deep Green
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95897-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95897-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95896-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07111-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 209
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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