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Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Lucy Collins


This book examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. It explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Medbh McGuckian as well as in that of an exciting group of younger poets. Literary memory highlights the relationship between poet and reader, as well as the larger critical contexts that support or challenge the production of creative work. This book analyses, for the first time, the complex responses to the past recorded by contempo ... More

Keywords: Contemporary Irish Poetry, Irish Women Poets, Memory Studies, Irish Literary Tradition, Poetry and Poetics, Subjectivity in Poetry, Intertextuality in Poetry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381878
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Collins, author
University College Dublin