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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 ...
Jacques Lacan (Pre-published version)
(Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory, 2017)
Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was born on April 13, 1901 and died on September 9 1981. He was a French psychoanalyst and philosopher and was a very controversial figure on the French psychoanalytic scene. He was a polymathic ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Epistemology of Nationalism
(Taylor & Francis [Routledge], 1997)
This article poses a number of questions: Is nationalism an ideology, a philosophy, an epistemology or a faith? Is cultural nationalism a seminal constituent of nationalism in general, or is it just a subset of political ...
A Nation Once Again Towards an Epistemology of the Republican Imaginaire
(University College Dublin Press, 2003)
The epistemological structure of Irish republican ideology is examined through the theoretical perspective of Jacques Lacan. This paper extrapolates this position into a societal and group matrix. The Lacanian imaginary ...