From antiquarian text to fiction's subtext: the extended afterlife of Spenser's "View of the Present State of Ireland"

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dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, Clare
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-22T12:16:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-22T12:16:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03
dc.identifier.citation O'Halloran, Clare (2018) 'From antiquarian text to fiction's subtext: the extended afterlife of Spenser's "View of the Present State of Ireland"', Spenser Studies, 31-32, pp. 511-530. doi:10.1086/694441 en
dc.identifier.volume 31-32 en
dc.identifier.startpage 511 en
dc.identifier.endpage 530 en
dc.identifier.issn 0195-9468
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5680
dc.identifier.doi 10.1086/694441
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes significant traces of the View of the Present State of Ireland in Irish novels published in the aftermath of the Act of Union of 1800. Written by Protestants, they aimed to explain the Irish problem to an English audience, and thereby foster more harmonious relations between the two islands. Spenserâ s View, which had long been a resource for antiquaries, was taken up by these novelists in a variety of ways, ranging from plundering his hostile descriptions of Gaelic Irish mores to add color and an alleged authenticity to their characters and plots, to engaging with his politics and pointing to his complicity in the colonial project in Ireland. That some novelists employed both of these approaches simultaneously shows not only the continuing Protestant ambivalence toward the Gaelic Irish, and particularly the still-threatening peasantry, but also the centrality of Spenserâ s View to fictive depictions of early nineteenth-century Ireland. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press en
dc.rights © 2018, University of Chicago. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Early nineteenth-century Ireland en
dc.subject Gaelic Irish en
dc.subject Protestant en
dc.subject Spenser en
dc.subject View of the Present State of Ireland en
dc.title From antiquarian text to fiction's subtext: the extended afterlife of Spenser's "View of the Present State of Ireland" en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Clare O'Halloran, School Of History, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.ohalloran@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-03-01
dc.date.updated 2018-03-21T09:54:31Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Spenser Studies en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.ohalloran@ucc.ie en


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