Oral and print cultures in Ireland, 1600–1900


Marc Caball & Andrew Carpenter, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-195-0
August 2010. 146pp.

On the whole, surprisingly little work has been done on how the oral, the manuscript and the printed interacted with each other in Ireland between 1600 and 1900. In charting previously unexplored patterns of communicative practice, these essays by leading experts examine the interchange between written and verbal cultures in Ireland from the seventeenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century. This book represents an attempt to start a dialogue in the Irish in particular, but also in the wider scholarly community, on these interactions and their effect on Irish culture.

Contributors: Lesa Ní Mhunghaile (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick), Marie-Louise Coolahan (NUI Galway), Nicholas Williams (UCD), John Moulden (NUI Galway), Linde Lunney (RIA), Marc Caball (UCD), Andrew Carpenter (UCD).

Marc Caball is director of the University College Dublin Humanities Institute and the UCD Graduate School in Arts and Celtic Studies. Andrew Carpenter is emeritus professor of English, University College Dublin.