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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies 2008, 54

Author: Aidan O’Malley

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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies E-ISSN: 2175-8026 ilhadodesterro@gmail.com Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brasil O’Malley, Aidan NATIONALISM IN EXOTIC CLOTHES? POSTCOLONIAL THINKING, GENDER AND TRANSLATION IN THE FIELD DAY ANTHOLOGY OF IRISH WRITING Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, núm.
54, enero-junio, 2008, pp.
19-37 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=478348692002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Nationalism in exotic clothes? Postcolonial.
19 NATIONALISM IN EXOTIC CLOTHES? POSTCOLONIAL THINKING, GENDER AND TRANSLATION IN THE FIELD DAY ANTHOLOGY OF IRISH WRITING Aidan O’Malley University of Limerick Abstract: Field Day has been the most important collective cultural initiative in Ireland since Yeats and Lady Gregory’s National Theatre movement in the early twentieth century.
Founded in 1980 to articulate a cultural intervention into the crisis in Northern Ireland, it brought together some of the most important cultural figures in Ireland, such as the playwright Brian Friel, the actor Stephen Rea, and the poet Seamus Heaney.
While it was originally conceived of as a touring theatre company, the enterprise also became a publishing imprint, and has produced some of the most challenging scholarly work on Irish culture and history.
Its most ambitious project was The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, a massive undertaking that looked to compile and rethink 1,500 years of Irish writing.
When the first three volumes of the Anthology were published in 1991 the egregious lack of women’s writing in the...





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