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Seamus Heaney’s Prose: Preoccupying Questions
(University of Ulster, 1999)
This essay examines Seamus Heaney’s prose writings, wherein he discusses poetry as a mode of knowledge, which can explore the fractured aspects of identity and can shed light on aspects of what it mens to be human. Heaney’s ...
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 ...
Introduction: Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism: from Galway to Cloyne and beyond (Pre-published version)
(Manchester University Press, 2017)
‘Belief shifts’: Ireland’s referendum and the journey from gemeinschaft to gesellschaft (Pre-print version)
(Manchester University Press, 2017-03)
I would begin this chapter with two pieces of narrative: one from fantasy literature and one from recent political discourse. The fantasy writer Terry Pratchett wrote a book in his Discworld series about religion, gods and ...
"Identities in the writer complexus": Joyce, Europe and Irish identities (Pre-published version)
(Rodopi Press, 2003)
This chapter examines forms of negative identity in terms of two intersecting verbal axes: Joyce‟s own term, gnomon and Jacques Derrida‟s term hauntology. Both terms gesture towards forms of negative identity which are the ...
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 ...