NEW BOOK: Modern Irish and Scottish Literature: Connections, Contrasts, Celticisms

Richard Alan Barlow | Oxford University Press

Modern Irish and Scottish Literature: Connections, Contrasts, Celticisms examines the various ways Irish and Scottish literatures have influenced each other from the 1760s to the contemporary era. By studying work in a variety of genres from figures such as James Macpherson, Walter Scott, Sydney Owenson, Augusta Gregory, W.B. Yeats, Fiona Macleod/William Sharp, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, and Seamus Heaney in their respective political and cultural contexts, Modern Irish and Scottish Literature also provides a new account of the characteristics and phases of literary Celticism within Romanticism, the Celtic Revivals of Ireland and Scotland, Modernism, and beyond.

Read an extract from the book in The Irish Times – here

Read Richard’s recent blogpost There is no writer can touch sir Walter Scott”: Joyce and the Wizard of the North on the OUP blog here.

Richard Barlow is an associate professor at Nanyang Technological University. His articles have appeared in journals such as Irish Studies ReviewJames Joyce Quarterly, and Scottish Literary Review. He is the author of The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture and the academic director of the Trieste Joyce School.

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