Two Irelands

Literary Feminisms North And South

Author: Rebecca Pelan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630593

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 203

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In this compelling work, Rebecca Pelan analyzes religion, region, class, and national and ethnic identity as crucial contexts in shaping feminist consciousness in the two Irelands, and compares the divergence of feminist perspectives to be found North and South of the border. The very different histories of the North and South are reflected in their literature. While women in the Republic of Ireland have tended to write about social issues--"sexism, crime, unemployment, and domestic violence--"women in Northern Ireland focused on their society's historical tension and primarily nationalist and unionist politics. However, Pelan maintains that feminist ideology has provided contemporary Irish women with an alternate political stance that incorporates gender and nationality/ethnicity and allows them to move beyond the usual binaries of politics, history, and language--"Irish and English. In an analysis enriched by a sophisticated but accessible engagement with contemporary feminist and gender theory, Pelan concludes that Irish women's writing, whether at the community or mainstream level--"North or South--"consistently articulates political issues of direct relevance to the lives for Irish women today. As a result, such work retains close links with the initial impetus of the second wave of feminism as a political movement and questions the legitimacy of long-standing social, religious, and political conventions. From within the framework provided by this second wave, argues Pelan, Irish women can critique certain masculine ideologies--"nationalist, unionist, imperialist, and capitalist--"without forfeiting their own sense of gender and national or ethnic identity. The book's significancelies in its placement of women's writing in the center of contemporary political discourse in Ireland and in ensuring that the writing from this period--"much of it long out of print--"continues to exist as sociological as well as literary records. It will be of interest to a general and scholarly audience, especially those in the fields of contemporary Irish writing, feminism, and literary history.

Alice in Thunderland

Author: Maeve Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855940819

Category: Humor

Page: 140

View: 9342

A riotous journey by Alice through the strange land of Thunderland, which is ruled by a species called the memblies. There are femblies too, of course. . . Alice in Thunderland is a hilarious feminist fairytale, a satirical look at male-dominated society, cocking a snook at the apparent logic of the structures that underpin our lives.

Mad & bad fairies

Author: Mary Dorcy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946211401

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 3729

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, Irish

Page: N.A

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Feminist Fairy Tales

Author: Barbara G. Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062288350

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7514

Prominent feminist author Barbara Walker has revamped, retold, and infused with life some of your favorite classic fairy tales. No longer are women submissive, helpless creatures in need of redemption through the princely male! Instead they are vibrantly alive, strong women who take fate into their own hands.

Why Fairy Tales Stick

The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135204349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 686

In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick contains two chapters on the history and theory of the genre, followed by case studies of famous tales (including Cinderella, Snow White, and Bluebeard), followed by a summary chapter on the problematic nature of traditional storytelling in the twenty-first century.


Author: Brandon Massey

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 9780758202475

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7413

Surviving a tragic accident, teenager Jason Brooks awakes to find that his life has changed for the better when his mother stops drinking, his father attempts to mend the family, and he begins making friends, but danger is lurking. Reprint.

100 Years of Lynchings

Author: Ralph Ginzburg

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121188

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 3243

Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.

Glasnost—Soviet Cinema Responds

Author: Nicholas Galichenko

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292734395

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

View: 6186

With the coming of glasnost to the Soviet Union, filmmakers began to explore previously forbidden themes, and distributors released films that were suppressed by pre-glasnost-era censors. Soviet cinema underwent a revolution, one that mirrors and helps interpret the social revolution that took place throughout the USSR. Glasnost—Soviet Cinema Responds is the first overall survey of the effects of this revolution on the work of Soviet filmmakers and their films. The book is structured as a series of three essays and a filmography of the directors of glasnost cinema. The first essay, "The Age of Perestroika," describes the changes that occurred in Soviet cinema as it freed itself from the legacy of Stalinism and socialist realism. It also considers the influence of film educator and director Mikhail Romm. "Youth in Turmoil" takes a sociological look at films about youth, the most dynamic and socially revealing of glasnost-era productions. "Odysseys in Inner Space" charts a new direction in Soviet cinema as it focuses on the inner world of individuals. The filmography includes thirty-three of the most significant glasnost-era directors, including Tengiz Abuladze, Karen Shakhnazarov, and Sergei Soloviev, with a comprehensive list of their films. Discussions of many individual films, such as Repentance, The Messenger Boy, and The Wild Pigeon, and interviews with the directors reveal the effects that glasnost and perestroika have had on the directors' lives and art.

Her Fake Engagement

Author: Gigi Garrett

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1250156130

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 9242

No artists, no smokers, no men with beards... Manhattan real estate broker Lottie Langerman feels confident that if she follows her long list of dating rules, she’ll meet The One and her life will unfold exactly as planned. Everything changes when her best friend decides to throw a fake bachelorette party—just to see what all the fuss is about—and Lottie reluctantly agrees to play the role of bride-to-be for a night. Faking an engagement turns out to be more fun—and trouble—than Lottie could have imagined. Not only does her dream man think she’s taken, but Lottie keeps running into bearded Brooklyn jewelry designer Tyler, who breaks every single one of her rules...yet manages to get under her skin like no one else. Soon, Lottie finds herself at a crossroads where she must decide: Play it safe—or ditch the rules and follow her heart? A Original Novella!

Feminist Messages

Coding in Women's Folk Culture

Author: Joan Newlon Radner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062674

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 5071

Explores the nature and complexity of women's coded acts. The volume focuses chiefly on North America and on women's folklore in areas ranging from mothering, housework, crafts and healing to music, ballads, and storytelling.

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Author: Terri Ginsberg,Chris Lippard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873643

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 592

View: 6023

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect this background. It covers the cinemas of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. In addition, it includes the non-Arab states of Turkey and Iran, as well as the Jewish state of Israel.

Golf Dirty Tricks

Author: Jim Becker,Andy Mayer,Rick Wolff

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836242249

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 2741

At last! A guide for real golfers who've had it with the old-fashioned way. Golf Dirty Tricks presents 50 abominable and amusing methods that show golfers how to con their way through every golfing campaign. The book comes packaged with its own swindling assistance: a set of the infamous Flat-Top Tees. Illustrations throughout.

Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135210292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 3096

The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives – their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. For this new edition, the author has revised the work throughout and added a new introduction bringing this classic title up to date.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312026639

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 1108

A compendium of entertainment, humor, trivia, and history includes such topics as "A-bomb vs. your car," "Presidential affairs," "Word play" and "The politics of Oz"

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0375825673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2201

A South African girl describes her pet chicken, painting special designs on her house, dressing up for school, and her mischievous brother.

Hoop Hysteria II

The College Basketball Trivia Quiz Book

Author: Jeff Sigler,Randy Towner

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9781886110625

Category: Games

Page: 128

View: 2274

Hoop Hysteria was so fun the first time we decided to do it again. Hoop Hysteria II is jam-packed with trivia surrounding men's college basketball. We spent painstaking hours to research volumes and volumes of data to bring you more facts and figures about the game played by more colleges than any other sport. Hoop Hysteria II is packed with over 800 interesting facts and trivia covering almost every NCAA Division I men's basketball program.