Haunting the Text: Nicola Pierce’s Spirit of the Titanic and Irish Historical Children’s Fiction

Beyer, Charlotte (2015) Haunting the Text: Nicola Pierce’s Spirit of the Titanic and Irish Historical Children’s Fiction. Women's Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal, 44 (7). pp. 956-976. ISSN 0049-7878

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Abstract

My article explores representations of Irish identity, history, and trauma in the Irish writer Nicola Pierce’s contemporary children’s novel, Spirit of the Titanic (2011). I examine the representation of Irish society and culture around the time of the construction of the Titanic, with a particular emphasis on the portrayal of marginalised individuals and groups. My article analyses the representation of history and the portrayal of trauma and affective ties, and concludes that Spirit of the Titanic provides an example of how contemporary Irish women writers offer alternative historical narratives to new readerships, through genres such as children’s literature.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Irish Women's Writing & Experience, Part II This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Women's Studies on 13 July 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00497878.2015.1071615
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish literature; children’s literature; Nicola Pierce; Titanic; historical novel; trauma; haunting.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Charlotte Beyer
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 01:17
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2290

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