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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 ...
Recharging the Canon: Towards a Literary Redefinition of Irishness
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2005)
By adding volumes four and five as a supplement to its anthology, Field Day was both acknowledging its own attenuation of a tradition, and at the same time, valuing at another dimension, the very plurality of traditions ...
Seamus Heaney: Creating Irelands of the Mind Studies on Contemporary Ireland Series
(Liffey Press, 2007)
Anastomosis, attenuations and Manichean allegories: Seamus Heaney and the complexities of Ireland (Pre-published version)
(JCPCS [Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies], 2001)
This essay discusses the nature of postcolonial versions of Irishness and deconstructs the Manichean categories of selfhood and alterity which feature in both colonial and postcolonial discourse. Using some ideas from ...
More than a language … no more of a Language’: Merriman, Heaney and the Metamorphoses of Translation
(Irish University Review, 2005)
This essay examines transformative force of translation, by reading Merriman through the refractive lens of Seamus Heaney’s The Midnight Verdict, the juxtaposition of Merriman’s text with that of classical tragedy, itself ...
The Subject of Poetry and the Subject of Theory
(Nordic Journal of Irish Studies Special Issue Contemporary Irish Poetry, 2004)
This essay looks at three poems by Seamus Heaney in the light of Jacques Lacan’s theories of the subject. The type of subjectivity that is revealed in the poems is analysed, looking at Heaney’s early poems ‘Digging’ and ...
Derrida, Heaney, Yeats and the Hauntological Redefinition of Irishness
This essay begins by deconstructing the logo of the Centre for Migration studies as a way of outlining a differential perspective on Irish identity. Eschewing the traditional view of identity as sameness, this article ...
The Force of Law in Seamus Heaney's Greek Translations
(Careysfort Press, 2008)
This essay examines the use of law in Heaney’s Greek translations: The Burial at Thebes, and The Cure at Troy. For Derrida,, the founding moment of law, in a society or culture, is never a moment ‘inscribed’ in the history ...
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 ...
Seamus Heaney and the Ethics of Translation
(Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2003)
This essay deals with two of Heaney’s major translations, Sweeney Astray and The Cure at Troy, are connected in terms of their ability to enunciate the voice of the other as well as to convey increasingly more complex ...