Конструкция и деконструкция национальной идентичности в современном ирландском романе (Robert MacLiam Wilson Eureka Street, Seamus Deane Reading in the Dark)
The article focuses on creation of national identity in contemporary Irish novels «Reading in the Dark» by Seamus Deane and «Eureka Street» by Robert MacLiam Wilson. Inasmuch as public and historical are the main themes of these novels a systematic method based on the results of discourse analysis of public and private speech is implemented. This analysis prioritizes selecting most significant content and linguistic categories describing national identity in speech of public leaders and individuals in conditions of historic events, particularly 2000 when Austria joined European Union. The categories selected by R. Wodak and a group of Austrian researchers were applied to give a systematic description of the ways of creating national identity in the novels concerned. The novels belong to The Troubles fiction set in Derry and Belfast - loci mostly associated with The Troubles.