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North: The Politics of Plurality
(Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, 1999)
This essay will offer a theoretical reading both of North, and its critics; it will also analyse the criticisms of North in terms of its speaking with the voice of the tribe. I hope to demonstrate that, in fact, what is ...
Winterwood: A Portrait of the Artist as a Postmodern Pariah
(Peter Lang, 2008)
Postmodernism is often seen as following sequentially from modernism but I would agree with Lyotard’s contention that postmodernism is actually ‘a part of the modern.’ Lyotard goes on to state that a work ‘can become modern ...
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 ...
The Question of Irish Identity in the Writings of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce
(New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998)
Examining Irish Nationalism in the context of Literature, Culture and Religion. A Study of the Epistemological Structure of Nationalism
(New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002)
A ‘Third’ Reading: James Joyce and Paul Howard and the Monstrous Aporia
(Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010)
Guests (Geists) of a Nation: A Heimlich (Unheimlich) Maneuver
(New Hibernia Review, 2007)
This chapter examines Frank O’Connor’s story ‘Guests of a Nation’, and looks at how guests often become ghosts in Irish history. The essay then looks at the ghosts of Irish republican ideology, Pearse and Tone, and goes ...
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 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 ...
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 ...