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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
'Through-otherness’ the deconstruction of language
(Pluto Press, 2003)
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Crediting the Poet: What Seamus Heaney Means to Me”
(The Online Journal of the Southern Chapter of the American Conference for Irish Studies, 2014)
Messianism or Messianicity?: Remembering Revolution and the Shaping of Irish Nationalism
(Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011)
‘What ish my nation?’: Towards a Negative Definition of Identity
This chapter examines Derrida’s distinction between law and justice, looking at the heritage of Pascal and Montaigne and examining issues of ethical and political responsibility in the process, taking some examples from ...
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 ...
Decommissioning the Canon: Towards a Deconstruction of the Givens of the Literary Canon
(Teaching Social Justice: Intercultural and Development Education Perspectives on Education’s Context, Content, 2003)
This essay examines the differences between high and popular culture, looking at Joyce and Heaney as synecdoches of cannon-creation and a resultant decommissioning of that canon. This is done through a deconstructive ...