Research Project: Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture

Project leader
Irene Gilsenan Nordin
Elin Holmsten
Project Members
Susan Cahill, School of English, Drama and Film University College Dublin
Heidi Hansson, English Umeå University
Cheryl Herr, English University of Iowa
Roisin O'Gorman, Drama and Theatre University College Cork
Michael O'Sullivan, English Chinese University of Hong Kong
Charlotta Palmerstierna Einarsson, English Stockholm University
Katarzyna Poloczek, English Lodz University
Maryna Romanets, English University of Northern British Columbia
Michaela Schrage-Früh, English and Linguistics Mainz University
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Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture examines the theme of liminality in Irish literature and culture against the philosophical discourse of modernity. The study is a collection of articles which focuses on representations of liminality in contemporary Irish literature, art and film in a variety of contexts. The book begins with a theoretical discussion on liminality, followed by sections on liminal spaces in the novel, drama as liminal rites of passage, and transformative spaces in contemporary Irish women’s poetry.
Research Profile
Language, Learning and Culture