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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...