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'Tore down a la Rimbaud': Brendan Kennelly and the French connection
(Peter Lang, 2007)
A lot done, more to do – Barthes, Bertie and the facteur poujade
(Peter Lang, 2004)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
'Kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse...': Catholicism, deconstruction and postmodernity in contemporary Irish culture (Pre-published version)
(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 ...
Postcolonial Passages: Migration and Cinematic Form in Michael Haneke’s "Hidden" and Alan Gilsenan’s "Zulu 9"
(Taylor and Francis, 2011)
This essay examines two recent cinematic productions from France and Ireland, respectively: Michael Haneke’s Hidden and Alan Gilsenan’s Zulu 9. These two films are considered comparatively in terms of migration, postcolonial ...
Ireland, Empire and Utopia: Irish Postcolonial Criticism and the Utopian Impulse
(Routledge Taylor and Francis, 2010)
This article is a response to Bill Ashcroft’s ‘Critical Utopias’, which appeared in this journal in 2007. In his earlier piece, Ashcroft offered a summary genealogy of the historical and literary historical links between ...
Introduction: Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism: from Galway to Cloyne and beyond (Pre-published version)
(Manchester University Press, 2017)
Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Introduction
Contemporary Irish history, specifically that of the past twenty years, saw the nature of the relationship between people and land alter dramatically and, in large part, detrimentally. So that while ‘land’ and ‘value’ have ...