Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

by irishcanadianfamineresearcher

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Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Ed. Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen and Ruud van den Beuken. Reimagining Ireland 60. Oxford: Peter Lang, forthcoming 2014. xii+345pp. ISBN: 978-3034309035.

CONTENTS

MARGUÉRITE CORPORAAL, CHRISTOPHER CUSACK, LINDSAY JANSSEN
Introduction

SECTION I Rewriting History

MARGARET KELLEHER
The ‘Affective Gap’ and Recent Histories of Ireland’s Great Famine

PETER GRAY
The Great Famine in Irish and British Historiographies, c.1860–1914

ANDREW G. NEWBY
‘Rather Peculiar Claims Upon Our Sympathies’:
Britain and Famine in Finland, 1856–1868

PETER SLOMANSON
Cataclysm as a Catalyst for Language Shift

SECTION II Rereading the Classics

GORDON BIGELOW
Anthony Trollope’s Famine Economics

CHRIS MORASH
‘Where All Ladders Start’:
Famine Memories in Yeats’s Countess Cathleen

SECTION III Commemorating the Dead

JONNY GEBER
Reconstructing Realities:
Exploring the Human Experience of the Great Famine through Archaeology

MELISSA FEGAN
Waking the Bones:
The Return of the Famine Dead in Contemporary Irish Literature

SECTION IV Spacing the Famine

DECLAN CURRAN
Geographic Scale and the Great Famine

PAUL S. ELL, NIALL CUNNINGHAM, IAN N. GREGORY
No Spatial Watershed:
Religious Geographies of Ireland Pre- and Post-Famine

SECTION V Atlantic Connections

DAVID SIM
Philanthropy, Diplomacy and Nationalism:
The United States and the Great Famine

JASON KING
The Remembrance of Irish Famine Migrants in the Fever Sheds of Montreal

MARK G. MCGOWAN
Contemporary Links between Canadian and Irish Famine Commemoration

Afterword

DAVID LLOYD
Afterword:
The Afterlife of the Untimely Dead

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