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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’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 ...
‘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 ...