Contemporary Caitlin : gender and society in Celtic Tiger popular fiction
Gunne, Sorcha, 1980-. (2012) Contemporary Caitlin : gender and society in Celtic Tiger popular fiction. Études irlandaises, Vol.37 (No.2). pp. 143-158. ISSN 0183-973XFull text not available from this repository.
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This article explores the ways in which the traditional trope of Cathleen Ni Houlihan continues to haunt some contemporary Irish women’s novels. Focusing on recent “chick lit”, the fraught relations between gender and nationalism are analysed with a view to questioning the very possibility of embracing “post-feminism’’ in a context in which some women’s literature, far from challenging the patriarchal and capitalist status quo, actually perpetuates it.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PR English literature|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > English and Comparative Literary Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Études irlandaises|
|Publisher:||Presses Universitaires de Rennes|
|Page Range:||pp. 143-158|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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