AdresseCentre Culturel Irlandais
|Titre :||Queer Whispers : Gay and Lesbian Voices of Irish Fiction|
|Auteurs :||José CARREGAL-ROMERO, Auteur ; Mary DORCEY, Préfacier, etc.|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Éditeur et lieu d'édition :||Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2021|
|Format :||218 p.|
Queer Whispers: Gay and Lesbian Voices in Irish Fiction is the first comprehensive survey of gay and lesbian-themed fiction in Ireland, from the late 1970s until today. The book foregrounds the cultural contribution of Irish writers whose subversive, dissident voices decidedly challenged not only the homophobia and heteronormative values of Catholic Ireland, but also the persistent discrimination of more liberal times. Through the analyses of representative novels and short stories, the book addresses a number of social issues - lesbian invisibility, same-sex parenthood, sexual subcultures, HIV/AIDS and the liberalisation of Ireland, among many others -, considering how these fictions favoured a broader cultural and political awareness of the oppression and silencing of lesbian and gay people over the last decades in Ireland.
The writing explored in Queer Whispers consistently exposes the limitations imposed by silence, and, while doing so, articulates a new language of recognition and resilience of the continued struggles faced by queer Ireland.
|Pays de publication :||Irlande|
|820.9 CAR||Livre||Médiathèque - sur demande||Littérature||Empruntable|