Oona Frawley is a lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is the editor of several studies of Irish literature and the author of Irish Pastoral: Nostalgia in Twentieth-Century Irish Literature and Flight.
The essays here focus on theoretical issues such as the distinction
between memory and history and the expression of memories of
Ireland's past at various points from the chronicles of the early
modern period through the impact of multiculturalism on Irish
national memory today. . . . Highly recommended.-- "Choice"
This collection of essays stands as a model of the genre. What is so impressive about this volume is its clear focus: both its focus on a specific type of memory discourse--trauma--and its focus on two distinctive historical events or clusters or, as its author calls them, 'memory cruxes.'-- "Michael Mays, author of Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism"