Notre Dame Press book on Irish Culture wins award

by Margee Macdonell

“Ireland’s Others: Gender and Ethnicity in Irish Popular Culture,” a book written by Elizabeth Butler Cullingford and published by Notre Dame Press, has been awarded the Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature by the American Conference for Irish Studies.p. “Ireland’s Others” is a collection of essays in which Cullingford assesses attempts by Irish writers to reverse hostile colonial stereotypes by creating analogies between their situations and those of other oppressed people. She makes the connection between gender, sexuality and national identity by comparing Irish literature with contemporary Irish and American popular culture.p.

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