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Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

Guy Woodward


This book explores the impact of the Second World War on literature and culture in Northern Ireland between 1939 and 1970. It argues that the war, as a unique interregnum in the history of Northern Ireland, challenged the entrenched political and social makeup of the province and had a profound effect on its cultural life. Critical approaches to Northern Irish literature and culture have often been circumscribed by topographies of partition and sectarianism, but the Second World War generated conditions for reimagining the province within broader European and global contexts. These have perhap ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, Second World War, literature, visual art, culture, war, Home Front

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716853
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy Woodward, author
Trinity College, Dublin