This source is about Swift’s political views, the politics during the time that “A Modest Proposal” was written, and some of the methods that Swift uses. I found this article by searching google scholar with the words “A Modest Proposal AND Ireland.” I chose this source because there were many sources discussing these two topics, and I may use some of them later, but this one really stood out because of how much of the context surrounding the time period, as well as other interesting topics such as which questions are raised by “A Modest Proposal” that I hadn’t really thought of. This source is changing the way I look at this topic because it raises questions about and links elements of the writing, time period, and other things like religion. It opened my eyes to new facets of the story that I may want to pursue.
Moneva, M. A. A Modest Proposal in the Context of Swift’s Irish Tracts: A Relevance-theoretic Study. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010. Print.
Great, Jack! This looks like it will be a really helpful source, and sounds like it helped you narrow some of your research interests. Citation is looking good too–except it looks like the full name of the publishing company is “Cambridge Scholars Publishing”