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Queer Whispers : Gay & Lesbian Voices Of Irish Fiction

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ISBN: 9781910820889
AuthorCarregal, José
Pub Date19/09/2021
BindingPaperback
CountryIRL
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Publisher: UCD Press
Quick overview Before gay decriminalisation in 1993, there was no solid gay or lesbian tradition in Irish writing, due to the political and cultural dominance of a conservative, censorious Catholic ideology that conflated itself with notions of national identity and social respectability. Praised today as a beacon of gay rights, Ireland has become the first nation to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote in 2015. Significantly, whereas in the recent past there was much silence, stigma and prejudice surrounding homosexuality, now there is a plethora of voices reclaiming equality, visibility and recognition. Yet today’s liberal culture still silences aspects of gay and lesbian life which go beyond the parameters of the ‘socially acceptable’ homosexual.
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1. “I don’t even know how to be a lesbian”: Lesbian Isolation and Vulnerability in 1980s and early 1990s Irish Fiction.

2. “A slow, laboured process of self-discovery”: The Feminist Politics of Mary Dorcey’s Fiction.

3. “Men Without Refuge”: The Subculture of Cruising in Irish Gay Short Stories.

4. “Love is War”: The Irish Gay Coming-Out Novel.

5. “The Only Real Way to Fight Evil is to Hold Someone’s Hand”: The Cultural Narratives of AIDS in Irish Fiction.

6. “The room feels warmer when you’re in it”: Lesbian Relationships in Emma Donoghue’s Contemporary-Set Novels.

7. “He did not Fit the Bill as a Gay Man”: Narratives of Gay Life and Identity in Celtic Tiger Ireland.

8. “A Nation of the Heart”: Queering the Past in Irish Historical Fiction.

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1. “I don’t even know how to be a lesbian”: Lesbian Isolation and Vulnerability in 1980s and early 1990s Irish Fiction.

2. “A slow, laboured process of self-discovery”: The Feminist Politics of Mary Dorcey’s Fiction.

3. “Men Without Refuge”: The Subculture of Cruising in Irish Gay Short Stories.

4. “Love is War”: The Irish Gay Coming-Out Novel.

5. “The Only Real Way to Fight Evil is to Hold Someone’s Hand”: The Cultural Narratives of AIDS in Irish Fiction.

6. “The room feels warmer when you’re in it”: Lesbian Relationships in Emma Donoghue’s Contemporary-Set Novels.

7. “He did not Fit the Bill as a Gay Man”: Narratives of Gay Life and Identity in Celtic Tiger Ireland.

8. “A Nation of the Heart”: Queering the Past in Irish Historical Fiction.

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