Bucknell Review--Irishness and (Post)Modernism

In 1994, the Bucknell Review, "A Scholarly Journal of Letters, Arts, and Sciences," published an issue entitled Irishness and (Post)Modernism, edited by John S. Rickard, that includes nine original essays addressing the critical intersection between national constructions of identity (Irishness) and transnational constructions of culture such as modernism and postmodernism. From Yeats's "indomitable Irishry" to Joyce's "old sow that eats her farrow" to Eavan Boland's "Mise Eire," modern Irish writers have constructed notions of Ireland and Irishness that conflict not only with each other, but also with transnational labels applied to many of these writers, who are often seen not primarily as writers working within a specific colonial or national framework, but rather as participants in a transnational modern or postmodern avant-garde. Each essay in this collection attempts in its own way to examine the consequences of applying diffeent constructions of Irishness, modernism, and postmodernism to a variety of modern writers, from Bram Stoker to Christina Reid.

Irishness and (Post)Modernism includes the following essays: