By Anthony Bradley

This number of stimulating essays specializes in problems with gender and sexuality in Irish background, biography, language, literature, and drama. whereas the members hire numerous methodological and demanding views, they percentage the conviction that the gendering of Ireland―not simply of the country, yet of exact Irish males and women―is a development of tradition and beliefs and never easily one in all nature.

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3/09415 subject : Sex role--Ireland, Sex--Ireland--Religious aspects--Catholic Church, Women--Ireland--Social conditions, Women--Ireland--Sexual behavior, Heterosexuality--Ireland, Homosexuality--Ireland, Sex in literature, Irish literature. ) Designed by Dennis Anderson Set in Sabon by dix! Typesetting, Inc. Printed and bound by Braun-Brumfield, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gender and sexuality in modern Ireland / edited by Anthony Bradley and Maryann Gialanella Valiulis.

In the wake of Foucault's History have come studies by Ed Cohen, Christopher Craft, Richard Dellamora, Jonathan Dollimore, Linda Dowlingan entire A-to-Z of guidebooks to the "higher sodomy," "the Dorian Mode,'' "the Urnings," and so on. Central to most of these studies are the figures of Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, and Havelock Ellis: the first created the theory, the second the practice and art, and the third the pathology of new ways of being male. Now, it seems, an explanation is needed as to why these present academic interests of Victorian scholars have not hitherto been taken into account by those of us in Irish studies.

55 From August 1893 onward, Moore and Martyn made several trips together to Bayreuth, as hilariously recalled in Hail and Farewell! The book portrays the two as ill-assorted art lovers, Moore always wanting to chase after women met in hotels and on trains, and Martyn trying to head him off, and keep him within the vicinity of a Church and a good breakfast. One infers the at- Page 22 traction between them from all the evidence of things that should drive them apart and don't; one sees how alike they are, or have become through friendship, by all the ways their differences prove annoying.

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