9780268025779

Music, Postcolonialism, and Gender : The Construction of Irish National Identity, 1724-1874

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  • ISBN13:

    9780268025779

  • ISBN10:

    0268025770

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
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Summary

A study of the construction of Irish national identity from the early eighteenth until the mid-nineteenth centuries, focusing in particular on how texts concerning Irish music, as well as the social settings within which those texts emerged, contributed to the imagining of Ireland as "the Land of Song."

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1(23)
Nation and Notation: Irish Music and Print Culture in the Eighteenth Century
24(30)
Harping on the Past: Joseph Cooper Walker's Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards and the ``Horizontal Brotherhood'' of the Irish Nation
54(23)
``The United Powers of Female Poesy and Music'': Charlotte Brooke's Reliques of Irish Poetry
77(18)
Sequels of Colonialism: Edward Bunting, the Ancient Irish Music, and the Cultural Politics of Performance
95(25)
Patriotism and ``Woman's Sentiment'' in Sydney Owenson's Hibernian Melodies and The Wild Irish Girl
120(20)
A ``Truly National'' Project: Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies and the Gendering of the British Cultural Marketplace
140(24)
In Moore's Wake: Irish Music in Ireland after the Irish Melodies
164(22)
Irish Music, British Culture, and the Transatlantic Experience
186(36)
Afterword 222(11)
Notes 233(54)
References 287(14)
Index 301

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