Northern Irish writing after the Troubles : intimacies, affects, pleasures

Magennis, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3738-8534 2021, Northern Irish writing after the Troubles : intimacies, affects, pleasures , New Horizons in Contemporary Writing , Bloomsbury.

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Abstract

The period since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 has seen a sustained decrease in violence and, at the same time, Northern Ireland has undergone a literary renaissance, with a fresh generation of writers exploring innovative literary forms. This book explores contemporary Northern Irish fiction and how the ‘post’-conflict period has led writers to a renewed engagement with intimacy and intimate life. Magennis draws on affect and feminist theory to examine depictions of intimacy, pleasure and the body in their writings and shows how intimate life in Northern Ireland is being reshaped and re-written. Featuring short reflective pieces from some of today’s most compelling Northern Irish Writers, including Lucy Caldwell, Jan Carson, Bernie McGill and David Park, this book provides authoritative insights into how a contemporary engagement with intimacy provides us with new ways to understand Northern Irish identity, selfhood and community.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series Name: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing
ISBN: 9781350074743 (ebook); 9781350074736 (ebook); 9781350074729 (hardback)
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Depositing User: Dr Caroline Magennis
Date Deposited: 24 May 2021 08:23
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 11:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60369

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