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Literacy, Language and Reading in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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


This volume of essays explores the multiple forms and functions of reading and writing in nineteenth-century Ireland. This century saw a dramatic transition in literacy levels and in the education and language practices of the Irish population, yet the processes and full significance of these transitions remains critically under explored. This book traces how understandings of literacy and language shaped national and transnational discourses of cultural identity, and the different reading communities produced by questions of language, religion, status, education and audience. Essays are gathe ... More

Keywords: literacy, nineteenth-century Ireland, bilingualism, translation, periodicals, transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786942081
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786942081.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Barr, editor

Sarah-Anne Buckley, editor

Muireann O'Cinneide, editor

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