Postcolonial and historicized readings of Irish literatures describe the evils of colonialism, and the ways it has distorted nationhood and nation-building to serve the ends of greedy empires. But, what happens to a nation or nations in the vacuum after a major colonial power abandons the colony or is driven out? [excerpt]
McCabe, Brian F.
"Brian Friel’s Modern Irish Drama: Writing the Past, Present, & Future,"
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University:
1, Article 20.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/lux/vol2/iss1/20