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Messianism or Messianicity?: Remembering Revolution and the Shaping of Irish Nationalism
(Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011)
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 ...
Anastomosis, Attenuations and Manichean Allegories: Seamus Heaney and the Complexities of Ireland
(Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies: Ireland Postcoloniality and Contemporary Irish Literature, 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 ...
Intellectual Imposters?- We Should be so Lucky!:Towards an Irish Public Sphere
(Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2009)
Looking back on the challenge posed to critical theory by the publication in 1999 of Sokal and Bricmont’s book, Intellectual Impostures, this essay argues that the latter was at least evidence of the ongoing vitality of ...
'Kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse...': Catholicism, deconstruction and postmodernity in contemporary Irish culture
(Columba Press, 2006)
This chapter will examine the changing role of the Catholic Church as structure in contemporary Ireland, seeing this altered role as part of a larger process of societal change across the western world. Indeed, what is ...
Visioning Ireland: Pearse, prosopopoeia and the remembering of O'Donovan Rossa and Tone
(Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, 2014)
Learning to thole: the unconscious connections between Ireland and Scotland in the thought of Seamus Heaney (Pre-print version)
(Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2013)
Introduction (Pre-print version)