BOOK LAUNCH: Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing
Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing
by Teresa Caneda (Volume editor)
Peter Lang Series: Reimagining Ireland, Volume 117 2023
Available to order now at https://www.peterlang.com/document/1288822
Telling Truths: Evelyn Conlon and the Task of Writing is the first book to provide a critical assessment of Evelyn Conlon’s work. Drawing on a variety of perspectives such as feminism, ethics, famine studies, mobility studies, translation studies, short fiction, narratology and historiographic metafiction, the essays gathered in this volume reveal that Conlon’s writing, characterised by sharp observation, insistently questions the predetermined course of female existence, explores alternative forms of freedom and ultimately reflects her commitment to seek and tell truths. The intersectional approach of the book is part of a current endeavour in Irish Studies to keep interrogating well established topics, to examine the elusiveness of others and to explore new boundaries through renewed epistemological and ethical positions.