'The Tottering, Fluttering, Palpitating Mass': Power and Hunger in Nineteenth-Century Literary Responses to the Great Famine
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThis chapter examines representations of power and powerlessness in nineteenth-century literary responses to the Great Famine, arguing that many of these - largely middle-class authors - transcend the values and prejudices of their class in the attempt to engage honestly and imaginatively with the sufferings of Famine victims.
CitationFegan, M. (2016). ‘The Tottering, Fluttering, Palpitating Mass': Power and Hunger in Nineteenth-Century Literary Responses to the Great Famine. In E. Delaney & B. Mac Suibhne (Eds.), Ireland’s Great Famine and Popular Politics (pp. 34-58). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.