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Reflections, Misrecognitions, Messianisms and Identifications: Towards an Epistemology of Irish Nationalism
(ABEI Journal: Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, 2001)
This essay examines the narrative source of Irish Republican ideology. By contrasting the nationalism and republicanism of the United Irishmen and the IRB of 1916, the contradictions and misrecognitions inherent in ...
Messianism or Messianicity?: Remembering Revolution and the Shaping of Irish Nationalism
(Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011)
Ireland in Theory: the Influence of French Theory on Irish Cultural and Societal Development
(Peter Lang, 2004)
This essay argues that the advent of French literary and cultural theory, specifically the work of Barthes, Foucault, Derrida and Lacan, has been responsible for some of the accelerated social changes that Ireland has ...
Connecting Bits and Pieces- Seamus Heaney: Electric Light
(Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, 2002)
This review essay examines the recurrence of different themes in Seamus Heaney’s Collection Electric Light. It retraces influence of T.S. Eliot in the book and also the ongoing preoccupation with classical references. The ...
The Language of Empire and the Empire of Language: Joyce and the Return of the Postcolonial Repressed
(Four Courts Press, 2007)
This chapter examines the importance of language in the imperial project and the importance of language as a deconstruction of that project. It looks specifically at the language of James Joyce and argues that his work ...
‘Both more than a language and no more of a language’: Michael Hartnett and the Politics of Translation.
(Four Courts Press, 2003)
This essay looks at the politics of translation through a specific focus on the poetry, in Irish and in English, of Michael Hartnett. It suggests a politics of translation that is emancipatory and creative, and deconstructs ...
Ireland, Modernity and the Question of Definition
(The Journal of Music in Ireland, 2003)
This essay is an exploration of the notion of modernity, and its relationship with tradition. It is a response to John Waters’ article on modernity entitles ‘Reactionary Progressives’. I will respond to the article in ...
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Crediting the Poet: What Seamus Heaney Means to Me”
(The Online Journal of the Southern Chapter of the American Conference for Irish Studies, 2014)
The Body as Ethical Synecdoche in the Writing of Seamus Heaney
(Irish Academic Press, 2006)
This essay examines the imaginative use of images of the violently abused body in the writing of Seamus Heaney. Looking at The Cure at Troy and The Burial at Thebes, this essay also looks at real bodies – victims of the ...