The Variety of Written Text: Literary Mediations of the Northern Irish Troubles
This thesis will analyse two texts concerning the Northern Irish Troubles, Hidden Symptoms by Deirdre Madden and “Naming the Names” by Anne Devlin, that have a similar context and background, and use similar themes throughout the story. Generally, conflicts are often represented as two contesting memory cultures. This research will demonstrate a greater complexity: a variety of perspectives within one of the sides of conflict, specifically the Northern Irish Troubles, and show how gender, trauma, memory, and narrative strategies operate in literary legacies.
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