This paper examines how the contemporary Irish poet, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, is destabilizing traditional notions of the masculine and feminine. Female Irish writers have been suppressed and silenced by a strong patriarchal society and it is interesting to study how Ni Dhomhnaill uses vivid masculine imagery to delineate new boundaries within the institutionalized male/female construction. The two works that I explore, “Nude” and “A God Shows Up,” represent her complex journey toward a strong feminine voice.
Burke, Margaret Garry
Framing Masculinity in the Poetry of Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 10(4), 85-94.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol10/iss4/6