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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 ...
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 ...
Learning to thole: the unconscious connections between Ireland and Scotland in the thought of Seamus Heaney (Pre-print version)
(Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2013)