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Roads to Nowhere: the Famine as Place in Emily Lawless's Writing
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4960-3251
2015 (English)In: The Leaving of Ireland: Migration and Belonging in Irish Literature and Film / [ed] John Lynch and Katherina Dodou, Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers , 2015, 11-26 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter examines the work of Emily Lawless in realtion to the physical traces of the Great Famine in the Irish landscape. Exploring how the experience of trauma disrupts place and time, the chapter foregrounds how Lawless avoids the sentiments typical in literary characterization by shifting the narrative to a depersonalized landscape that bears the scars of catastrophe.

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Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers , 2015. 11-26 p.
, Reimagining Ireland, ISSN 1662-9094 ; 67
Keyword [en]
Emily Lawless, Irish literature, nineteenth century, famine
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Literature; English
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112033ISBN: 978-3-0343-1896-9ISBN: 978-3-0353-0751-1OAI: diva2:875007
Available from: 2015-11-30 Created: 2015-11-30 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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