'Isn't it your own country?': The stranger in nineteenth-century Irish literature

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337189
Title:
'Isn't it your own country?': The stranger in nineteenth-century Irish literature
Authors:
Fegan, Melissa ( 0000-0002-6015-6686 )
Abstract:
This article discusses the nineteenth-century British obsession with travel in Ireland, and the representation of the stranger in three novels soon after the Union: Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl, Edgeworth's The Absentee, and Banim's The Anglo-Irish of the Nineteenth Century. These Irish writers use the stranger to expose misconception and urge reconciliation, but the stranger undergoes an evolution in their works, from English, to Anglo-Irish, to Irish — from colonizer coming to terms with the actions of his ancestors, to Anglo-Irish landlord taking responsibility for his land and tenants, to Irishman embracing his national identity and forging his own destiny.
Affiliation:
University College Chester
Citation:
Yearbook of English Studies, 2004, 34, pp. 31-45
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association
Journal:
Yearbook of English Studies
Publication Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337189
Additional Links:
http://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/yes.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Published version used with kind permission of Modern Humanities Research Association.
ISSN:
0306-2473
ISBN:
1904350062
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFegan, Melissaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-15T12:20:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-15T12:20:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationYearbook of English Studies, 2004, 34, pp. 31-45en
dc.identifier.isbn1904350062-
dc.identifier.issn0306-2473-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/337189-
dc.descriptionPublished version used with kind permission of Modern Humanities Research Association.en
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the nineteenth-century British obsession with travel in Ireland, and the representation of the stranger in three novels soon after the Union: Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl, Edgeworth's The Absentee, and Banim's The Anglo-Irish of the Nineteenth Century. These Irish writers use the stranger to expose misconception and urge reconciliation, but the stranger undergoes an evolution in their works, from English, to Anglo-Irish, to Irish — from colonizer coming to terms with the actions of his ancestors, to Anglo-Irish landlord taking responsibility for his land and tenants, to Irishman embracing his national identity and forging his own destiny.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherModern Humanities Research Associationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mhra.org.uk/Publications/Journals/yes.htmlen
dc.subjectIrish literatureen
dc.subjectnineteenth-century literatureen
dc.title'Isn't it your own country?': The stranger in nineteenth-century Irish literatureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalYearbook of English Studiesen
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