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Caribbean Irish Connections free pdf There has been an Irish presence within the Caribbean since at least the 1620s and yet the historical and cultural dimensions of this encounter remain relatively under-researched and are often conceived of in reductive terms by crude markers such as red legs or poor whites. While there are some striking reminders of this history in the names of people and places, as well as the renowned St Patrick's celebrations in Montserrat, this collection explores how the complications and contradictions of Irish-Caribbean relations are much richer and deeper than previously recognized. Offering a range of disciplinary perspectives, this volume opens up conversations between scholars based in Caribbean Studies and those in Irish Studies across the fields of history, politics, expressive cultural forms, and everyday practices. It makes an important contribution to Irish studies by challenging the dominance of a US diasporic history and a disciplinary focus on cultural continuity and ancestry. Likewise, within Caribbean studies, the Irish presence troubles the orthodox historical models for understanding race and the plantation, the race and class structures, as well as questions of ethnic and religious minorities. This ground-breaking collection of new work highlights the importance of understanding the transatlantic nexus between Ireland and the Caribbean in terms of the shared historical experiences of dislocation, diaspora and colonization, as well as of direct encounter. It pays tribute to the extraordinarily rich tradition of cultural expression that informs both cultures and their imagination of each other. The volume includes a list of resources that will encourage and facilitate ongoing research in this field.

About Evelyn OAECallaghan

Alison Donnell is Professor of Modern Literatures in English, University of Reading, UK. Her publications include Twentieth Century Caribbean Literature: Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary History and The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature (co-edited with Michael Bucknor). Maria McGarrity is Associate Professor of English, Long Island University, Brooklyn, USA. She has published Washed by the Gulf Stream: The Historic and Geographic Relation of Irish and Caribbean Literature and co-edited Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive . Evelyn O'Callaghan is Professor of West Indian Literature, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Her published work includes Woman Version: Theoretical Approaches to West Indian Fiction by Women and Women Writing the West Indies 1804-1939: A Hot Place, Belonging to Us .

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Author : Evelyn OAECallaghan
Publisher : University of the West Indies Press
Data Published : 30 June 2015
ISBN : 9766405042
EAN : 9789766405045
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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