The Gospel According to Blindboy: Masculinity, Mental Health, and Social Criticism in Blindboy Boatclub’s short stories

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dc.contributor Rosende Pérez, Aida
dc.contributor.author Mihaela Andrei, Alexandra
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-19T12:25:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-19T12:25:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/153813
dc.description.abstract [eng] In the Post-Celtic Tiger years, many Irish writers have continued experimenting with fictional literature, since after the economic crash most of the Irish novels focused on historical fiction or commercial fiction. Nevertheless, the need to expose the reality of Irish society has led to the introduction of different stylistic devices, such as satire, to add a critical undertone to those novels. Blindboy Boatclub’s The Gospel According to Blindboy in 15 Short Stories relies on humour and satire to criticise different aspects of contemporary Irish society. This essay will analyse Blindboy’s social criticism in some of his stories towards the hegemonic concept of masculinity, as well as the invisibility in Irish institutions and society of people dealing with mental health problems. This analysis will expose how, using humour and satire, Blindboy drives the readers to question the ideal of manliness rooted in the Irish culture, and the helpless situation of those suffering from mental health conditions. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights all rights reserved
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dc.subject 8 - Lingüística i literatura ca
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Blindboy ca
dc.subject.other Irish literature ca
dc.subject.other Masculinity ca
dc.subject.other Mental health ca
dc.subject.other Social criticism ca
dc.title The Gospel According to Blindboy: Masculinity, Mental Health, and Social Criticism in Blindboy Boatclub’s short stories ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
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