Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter-Histories Dr Stefanie Lehner

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Published: May 27th 2011

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Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter-Histories  by  Dr  Stefanie Lehner

Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter-Histories by Dr Stefanie Lehner
May 27th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 244 pages | ISBN: | 9.56 Mb

Recent decades have not only seen an increasing interest in the political and economic crosscurrents between Scotland and Ireland, but they have also witnessed a remarkable literary renaissance on both sides of the Irish Sea. Subaltern Ethics breaksMoreRecent decades have not only seen an increasing interest in the political and economic crosscurrents between Scotland and Ireland, but they have also witnessed a remarkable literary renaissance on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Subaltern Ethics breaks new ground in theoretical investigations of the overlapping of Irish and Scottish studies. Its approach galvanises Emmanuel Levinas ethics with the socio-cultural category of the subaltern to arrive at a rigorous position of politicised postcolonial theory. This innovative Irish-Scottish comparative framework enables Stefanie Lehner to trace a shared matrix of politico-ethical concerns in contemporary Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish writings. The book sheds new light on established and more recent writers, including James Kelman, Patrick McCabe and Glenn Patterson, exploring how their fictions interact with recent political developments, concerning the impact of the Celtic Tiger in the Republic, devolution in Scotland, and the peace process in Northern Ireland.

It argues that these works register a recalcitrance towards dominant historical paradigms, thereby constructing counter-histories to the alleged (d)evolutionary processes in todays Atlantic archipelago.



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