Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Beyond the pale : representations of women as others in Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and Patrick McCabe's Carn
Authors: Micallef, Yvette
Keywords: Irish literature -- 20th century
Feminism and literature
McCourt, Frank, 1930-2009. Angela’s ashes -- Criticism and interpretation
McCabe, Pat, 1955- Carn -- Criticism and interpretation
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: The following study focuses on how the twentieth century female in the Republic of Ireland is represented in Frank McCourt's memoir Angela's Ashes and in Patrick McCabe's Carn. A historiography of Irish feminist literature offers an insight into the evolution in women's lives between the seventeenth century and the twentieth century. The theories of feminists such as Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Kate Millet and Germaine Greer are juxtaposed to the depiction of three women in the above novels and to socio-historical facts, in an attempt to assess the verisimilitude of ? and divergences within - the fictive narrative and the memoir, as well as the accuracy of the feminist theories. Ultimately, the scope of the work is to discover the way the average woman lived her daily life in a country which was dominated by the patriarchal Catholic Church and lived under the influence of its imperial neighbour England.
Description: B.A.(HONS)ENGLISH
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2012
Dissertations - FacArtEng - 2012

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
1.03 MBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.