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The Place of Writing: Place, Poetry, Politics in the Writing of Seamus Heaney
(Hermathena,Trinity College Dublin, 1998)
This chapter examines Heaney’s use of classical imagery as a literary device through which he can address issues of political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland. It looks at heaney’s prose, early poetry and some ...
The Body as Ethical Synecdoche in the Writing of Seamus Heaney
(Irish Academic Press, 2006)
This essay examines the imaginative use of images of the violently abused body in the writing of Seamus Heaney. Looking at The Cure at Troy and The Burial at Thebes, this essay also looks at real bodies – victims of the ...
Seamus Heaney and the Ethics of Translation
(Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 2003)
This essay deals with two of Heaney’s major translations, Sweeney Astray and The Cure at Troy, are connected in terms of their ability to enunciate the voice of the other as well as to convey increasingly more complex ...
The anxiety of influence: Heaney and Yeats and the place of writing (Pre-published version)
(Nordic Journal of Irish Studies, 2004)
This essay compares and contrasts the writing of William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney in terms of their respective enunciations of place. Both writers have a pluralist and emancipatory sense of place, and real places and ...
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 ...
At the Frontier of Language: Literature, Theory, Politics
This essay examines the problematics of language and identity. Beginning with a deconstructive reading of Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Broagh’, it moves on to deconstruct the signifier of Ulster, showing how the use of this term, ...
Alternate Irelands: emigration and the epistemology of Irish identity (Pre-published version)
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 ...
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 ...
The Body Politic: The Ethics of Responsibility and the Responsibility of Ethics
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
This chapter examines Heaney’s translations of Antigone in terms of its being a vehicle for an ethical interrogation of the laws and loyalties and of the contrast between the loyalty to one’s tribe and a broader intersubjective ...
La France face a la mondialisation/ France and the struggle against globalization (Pre-published version)
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2007)