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Maley, Willy

Works: 34 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 7,824 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Chronologies  Sources  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Willy Maley
The Edinburgh companion to Muriel Spark( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>An international line-up of authors trace the form, history, impact, reception, and decisive themes of Muriel Spark, from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" to "The Finishing School." Original essays confront Spark's entire oeuvre& mdashpoetry, prose, and criticism& mdash;and consider how matters of biography, geography, gender, identity, nation, and religion are at work& mdash;and at play& mdash;in Spark's multifaceted writing. This anthology shows Spark to be a consummate artist as well as a proactive and persuasive thinker on social questions, including the welfare state, secularization, decolonization, and anti-psychiatry. The volume compares Spark alongside contemporaries including J.M. Coetzee, Graham Greene, and Flannery O'Connor, and it ends with a look at Spark's legacy in the twenty-first century
This England, that Shakespeare : new angles on Englishness and the bard by Margaret Tudeau-Clayton( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Part One examine how the fissure between English and British identities is probed in Shakespeare's own work, which straddles a vital juncture when an England newly independent from Rome was negotiating its place as part of an emerging British state and empire. Essays in Part Two then explore the vexed relations of 'Shakespeare' to constructions of authorial identity as well as national, class, gender and ethnic identities. At this crucial historical moment, between the restless interrogations of the tercentenary celebrations of the Union of Scotland and England in 2007 and the quatercentenary celebrations of the death of the bard in 2016, amid an increasing clamour for a separate English parliament, when the end of Britain is being foretold and when flags and feelings are running high, this collection has a topicality that makes it of interest not only to students and scholars of Shakespeare studies and Renaissance literature, but to readers inside and outside the academy interested in the drama of national identities in a time of transition."--Pub. desc
Shakespeare and Wales : from the marches to the assembly by Willy Maley( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and Wales offers a 'Welsh correction' to a long-standing deficiency. It brings together experts in the field from both sides of the Atlantic to establish a detailed historical context that illustrates the range and richness of Shakespeare's Welsh sources and resources, and confirms the degree to which Shakespeare continues to impact upon Welsh culture and identity
Romantic Ireland : from Tone to Gonne ; fresh perspectives on nineteenth-century Ireland by Paddy Lyons( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long nineteenth century, arguably the most significant period in Irish history, is marked by a series of events that changed the political landscape of the nation forever and gave rise to art and ideas of international importance. At one end of this tumultuous period, we have Grattan's Parliament, the United Irishmen, the Rebellion of 1798 led by Wolfe Tone, and the Union of 1801, and at the other, the fall of Parnell, the Easter Rising, Civil War and partition. Between times there are th
Nation, state, and empire in English renaissance literature : Shakespeare to Milton by Willy Maley( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the vexed issues raised for English Renaissance literature by the impact of two recent paradigms; the new British history and postcolonial criticism. The formation of the British state is increasingly on the agenda, as critics grapple with the extent to which 'English' identity is bound up with the emergence of 'Britain'. Nation, State and Empire in English Renaissance Literature explores this fresh conjunction, mapping out the contours of a 'multiple-kingdom'. The work is situated at the interface between literature and history, and at the cutting edge of studies of the period, showing the shaping power of literature in creating and contesting national and colonial identities. Through detailed readings of major canonical authors including Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton, a picture emerges of a complex polity constructed on fragile foundations. This volume charts a dramatic shift from Irish to British concerns in the subtle interplay of the themes of union, plantation and conquest."--Jacket
Salvaging Spenser : colonialism, culture, and identity by Willy Maley( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvaging Spenser is a major new work of literary revision which places Edmund Spenser's corpus, from The Shepheardes Calender to A View of the Present State of Ireland, within an elaborate cultural and political context. The author refuses to engage in the sterile opposition between apology and attack that has marred studies of Spenser and Ireland, seeking neither to savage nor to save, but rather, in a project of critical recovery, to salvage Spenser from the wreckage of Irish history
British identities and English Renaissance literature( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, a team of leading Renaissance literary critics read a broad range of texts from the period, including the plays of Shakespeare, in light of the new British history. Prominent historians respond to the issues raised by the volume. This collection opens up a new kind of literary history and has pressing relevance for discussions of 'Britishness' today. This volume should interest all literary and political historians working on the British identities and Renaissance literature."--Jacket
Postcolonial criticism by BART MOORE-GILBERT( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and aims to present a clear overview of, and introduction to, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of contemporary literary criticism. It charts the development of the field both historically and conceptually, from its beginnings in the early post-war period to the present day. The first phase of postcolonial criticism is recorded here in the pioneering work of thinkers like Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, and Gayatri Spivak. More recently, a new generation of academics have provided fresh assessments of the interaction of class, race and gender in cultural production, and this generation is represented in the work of Aijaz Ahmad, bell hooks, Homi Bhabha, Abdul JanMohamed and David Lloyd. Topics covered include negritude, national culture, orientalism, subalternity, ambivalence, hybridity, white settler societies, gender and colonialism, culturalism, commonwealth literature, and minority discourse. The collection includes an extensive general introduction which clearly sets out the key stages, figures and debates in the field. The editors point to the variety, even conflict, within the field, but also stress connections and parallels between the various figures and debates which they identify as central to an understanding of it. The introduction is followed by a series of ten essays which have been carefully chosen to reflect both the diversity and continuity of postcolonial criticism. Each essay is supported by a short introduction which places it in context with the rest of the author's work, and identifies how its salient arguments contribute to the field as a whole. This is a field which covers many disciplines
Representing Ireland : literature and the origins of conflict 1534-1660 by Brendan Bradshaw( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume of essays a group of historians and literary critics debate the representation of early modern Ireland by English Renaissance authors. The contributions deal both with modes of representation - aesthetic, geographic, literary, political, visual - and with the biographies of representative individuals. Thus historical commentary and textual analysis go hand-in-hand with biography and chronology. The essays are interdisciplinary combining traditional methods of literary and historical inquiry with a range of new theoretical approaches to texts and their authors. There are discussions of the work of major writers including John Bale, Gabriel Harvey, Barnaby Googe, Edmund Spenser, John Milton and Geoffrey Keating in the context of Irish politics from the Reformation to the Restoration
Celtic Shakespeare : the bard and the borderers by Rory Loughnane( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this collection is to bring together representative examples of the most recent work that is taking an understanding of children and childhood in new directions. The two key overarching themes are diversity: social, economic, geographical, and cultural; and agency: the need to see children in industrial England as participants - even protagonists - in the process of historical change, not simply as passive recipients or victims. Contributors address such crucial subjects as the varied experience of work; poverty and apprenticeship; institutional care; the political voice of children; child sexual abuse; and children and education. This volume, therefore, includes some of the best, innovative work on the history of children and childhood currently being written by both younger and established scholars
A view of the state of Ireland : from the first printed edition (1633) by Edmund Spenser( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edmund Spenser's A view of the state of Ireland is an exemplary text that participates in several historical moments. Since its first publicationin 1633 it has been read as an anti-Irish treatise. As a critical intervention in the public sphere by a major canonical author it has been drawn upon by some of the most important writers of subsequent ages, from Milton through to Wordsworth and Heaney. The View has formed a key text in the discussion of modern Ireland by distinguished critics such as Edward Said, Stephen Greenblatt and Declan Kiberd. This new edition of a founding document of English colonial culture promises to bring a compelling and controversial text to a larger audience thatn has hitherto been possible. As a highly influential colonial discourse and an exemplary exercise in the Renaissance dialogue form, it merits the attention of scholars working across a range of disciplines and periods - in the Renaissance, in Irish studies, in the new British history and in post-colonial theory. In literary studies, the View is now especially valued for the key it provides to the allegorical treatment of Ireland in Spenser's epic, The Faerie Queene. In this new edition, aimed at securing for this vital document the wide readership it deserves, the editors offer the first published text, as edited by Sir James Ware (1633). Ware's preface and notes are supplemented by a authoritative introduction, discussing the View's reception, relating it to Spenser's corpus as a whole and summarizing recent scholarship. The editors also provide a bibliography of criticism, and detailed notes designed to help the student.: -- publisher description
A Spenser chronology by Willy Maley( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was Spenser doing when he wasn't writing The Faerie Queene? By bringing together two traditionally distinct strands of scholarship on Spenser and then splicing the English Renaissance literary biography with the early modern Irish historiography, one can reconstruct a fuller picture of the poet than has hitherto been available. Furthermore, this new portrait of Spenser will appeal across two disciplines - literature and history
Celtic connections : Irish-Scottish relations and the politics of culture by Willy Maley( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While a number of published works approach the shared concerns of Ireland and Scotland, no major volume has offered a sustained and up-to-date analysis of the cultural connections between the two, despite the fact that these border crossings continue to be politically suggestive. The current collection addresses this area of comparative critical neglect, focusing on writers, from Charles Robert Maturin to Liam McIlvanney, whose work offers insights into debates about identity and politics in these two neighbour nations, too often overwhelmed by connections with their larger neighbour, England. The essays in this collection are distinct yet connected, and are designed to come together like the intricate cross-bars and precise patterning of the plaid to capture the complexity of the Celtic connections they address. They move from pre-history to postmodernism, from Gothic to Gaelic and from Macbeth to Marxism, incorporating gender and genre, and providing a detailed survey of responses to the Irish-Scottish paradigm
Shakespeare and Scotland( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Shakespeare and Scotland' is a timely collection of new essays in which leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic address a neglected national context for an exemplary body of dramatic work too often viewed within a narrow English milieu or againsta broad British backdrop
Scotland and the Easter Rising : fresh perspectives on 1916 by Willy Maley( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spheres of influence : intellectual and cultural publics from Shakespeare to Habermas( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Calton to Catalonia : a play about the Scots who fought Franco by John Maley( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Scots and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpage containing full text of the play, from the Calton to Catalonia by John and Willy Maley
Muriel Spark for starters by Willy Maley( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine lives( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irvine Welsh for starters by Willy Maley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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This England, that Shakespeare : new angles on Englishness and the bard
This England, that Shakespeare : new angles on Englishness and the bardShakespeare and Wales : from the marches to the assemblyNation, state, and empire in English renaissance literature : Shakespeare to MiltonSalvaging Spenser : colonialism, culture, and identityBritish identities and English Renaissance literaturePostcolonial criticismRepresenting Ireland : literature and the origins of conflict 1534-1660A view of the state of Ireland : from the first printed edition (1633)
Alternative Names
Willy Maley British writer

Willy Maley escriptor britànic

Willy Maley escritor británico

Willy Maley escritor británicu

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