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Introduction: "The soul exceeds its circumstances": the later poetry of Seamus Heaney (Pre-published version)
(University of Notre Dame Press, 2016)
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 ...
Recharging the Canon: Towards a Literary Redefinition of Irishness
(Edwin Mellen Press, 2005)
By adding volumes four and five as a supplement to its anthology, Field Day was both acknowledging its own attenuation of a tradition, and at the same time, valuing at another dimension, the very plurality of traditions ...
North: The Politics of Plurality
(Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing, 1999)
This essay will offer a theoretical reading both of North, and its critics; it will also analyse the criticisms of North in terms of its speaking with the voice of the tribe. I hope to demonstrate that, in fact, what is ...
Seamus Heaney: Creating Irelands of the Mind Studies on Contemporary Ireland Series
(Liffey Press, 2007)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...