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The Irish Novel at the End of the Twentieth Century: Gender, Bodies and Power interprets a wide variety of the most interesting Irish novels of the last ten years of the century from a perspective that focuses on the regulated sexual and constructed gendered body. The demarcating line of identity-the perennial Irish problem-can be gauged at the basic level of sexual and gender identity in contrast to or in alliance with political, social, religious or cultural norms. All mechanisms that have gone into controlling the body-gender regulation, violence, desire, religious taboos-can all be reinterpreted through the body in motion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312238391
ISBN-10: 0312238398
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 219
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jennifer M. Jeffers

JENNIFER M. JEFFERS is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Cleveland State University. She has edited a collection of critical essays on Samuel Beckett's drama, Samuel Beckett: A Casebook, and co-edited with H. Gene Blocker an aesthetics and critical theory reader, Contextualizing Aesthetics: From Plato to Lyotard). She has another book in press Uncharted Space: The End of Narrative.

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