Contemporary Irish Writing and Environmentalism

The Wearing of the Deep Green

  • Donna L. Potts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Donna L. Potts
    Pages 1-37
  3. Donna L. Potts
    Pages 69-88
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-209

About this book


This book examines how the Irish environmental movement, which began gaining momentum in the 1970s, has influenced and been addressed by contemporary Irish writers, artists, and musicians. It examines Irish environmental writing, music, and art within their cultural contexts, considers how postcolonial ecocriticism might usefully be applied to Ireland, and analyzes the rhetoric of Irish environmental protests. It places the Irish environmental movement within the broader contexts of Irish national and postcolonial discourses, focusing on the following protests: the M3 Motorway, the Burren campaign, the Carnsore Point anti-nuclear protest, Shell to Sea, the turf debate, and the animal rights movement.


Postcolonial Ecocriticism Irish Nationalism Ecological crisis Landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • Donna L. Potts
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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