Recent Publication: The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

Cóilín Parsons

  • Advances an original argument about the importance of the Ordnance Survey to the development of modern Irish literature
  • Offers an expanded temporality of Irish modernism, beginning at a moment of profound cultural change in the 1830s
  • Presents a new assessment of space and scale in modernist literature
  • Draws on a range of theoretical frameworks: postcolonialism, theories of space, history of cartography, historicism, archive theory

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