Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women’s Fiction

Gender, Desire and Power

Author(s): Linden Peach

Language: English

Genre(s): Gender Studies Literary Criticism Welsh Interest

Series: Writing Wales in English

  • December 2007 · 208pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708319987
  • · eBook - epub - 9781786837295
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781786837301
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781786837288

About The Book

Presents a comparative study of fiction by late twentieth and twenty-first century women writers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. This work is of interest to students interested in women’s studies, gender studies, and cultural studies as well as Welsh, Irish and Celtic studies.


"The methodology ... is one perfectly suited to the present state of Welsh studies. In other words, the strategy will be to bring Welsh writing to wider attention by placing it in the context not of one but of two powerful, well established and enduringly popular fields of study - that of Irish Studies and of Women's Writing." M. Wynn Thomas, University of Wales Swansea'Peach provides an insightful introduction to a dynamic area of study that will no doubt prove an important step in its field.'Lucy Thomas, Planet 190 'Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women's Fiction is a wide-ranging study that certainly fulfils its aim to provide the young scholar or general reader new to this fiction with an introduction that will inspire further reading... this book... [is] a compelling and thought-provoking introduction, and a valuable contribution to Welsh - Irish and gender studies.' Laura Wainwright, Irish Studies Review, March 2009

About the Author(s)

Linden Peach

Professor Linden Peach is Director of Educational Development at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. He has published extensively on modern literature, including important works on the Welsh novelist and pacifist Emyr Humphreys, and on Welsh women’s writing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the English Association.

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