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The Resource Irishness and (post)modernism, edited by John S. Rickard

Irishness and (post)modernism, edited by John S. Rickard

Label
Irishness and (post)modernism
Title
Irishness and (post)modernism
Statement of responsibility
edited by John S. Rickard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Yeats's "indomitable Irishry" to Joyce's "old sow that eats her farrow" to Eavan Boland's "Mise Eire," modern Irish writers have constructed notions of Ireland and Irishness that conflict not only with each other but often also with the culture and politics of modern Ireland. At the same time, many of these same authors have been appropriated by an international criticism that prefers to see them not primarily as Irish writers working within a colonial or postcolonial framework but as literary modernists or postmodernists participating in the transnational avant-garde of twentieth-century letters. The nine essays collected in this issue of Bucknell Review approach this critical intersection between the national and transnational categories of Irishness and (post)modernism from different theoretical perspectives. In its own way, each essay seeks to investigate the consequences of abstract categories such as Irishness, modernism, and postmodernism when they are applied to a variety of modern Irish writers." "The question of what nationality means - how it is constituted, how it operates, what value it has - is clearly once again becoming a central topic in contemporary world events. Nationalism calls into question concepts such as modernism and postmodernism, with their assumption of a transnational culture that brings artists in different countries into an aesthetic community in which issues of nationality are more often effaced in favor of more general aesthetic and philosophical issues. Clearly, many writers labeled as "modernist" or "postmodernist" do not fall easily into either side of this dichotomy. Similarly, few if any of the writers discussed here fit simply into any available construction of Irishness."
  • "The essays in this volume extend this inquiry into Irish culture and writing from the 1890s to the present. Textual tensions mirror larger conflicts between English and Irish and modernist and postmodernist in essays on Bram Stoker's Draccula and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Another explores the importance of a "collaborative modernity" in shaping W.B. Yeats's adaptation to the role of modern Irish poet, while two essays on James Joyce reconsider him as modernist. Samuel Beckett is read as modernist and postmodernist, and we see the poetry of Eavan Boland at the intersection of Irishness, modernism, and women's writing. Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson provide the poetic material for a reading of the tropic discourse used to handle images of the body amid the violence and dismemberment of Northern Irish writing, and the final essay questions a "state of chassis" in Ireland. These nine essays by leading scholars in Irish studies make a new and important contribution to questions of nationality and cosmopolitanism in Irish letters."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
PBU
Dewey number
820.900914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR8722.M6
LC item number
I65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rickard, John S
Series statement
Bucknell review,
Series volume
v. 38, no. 1
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Engels
  • Modernisme (cultuur)
  • Postmodernisme
  • Letterkunde
  • Postmoderne
  • Irland
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Ireland
Label
Irishness and (post)modernism, edited by John S. Rickard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Authorial omniscience and cultural psyche: the antimodernism of Joyce's Ulysses
  • Weldon Thornton
  • Joyce/"Irishness"/modernism
  • Kevin J.H. Dettmar
  • Undecidable imperatives: notes on Beckett in the modern and postmodern
  • David Wheatley
  • "An origin like water": the poetry of Eavan Boland and modernist critiques of Irish literature
  • Ann Owens Weekes
  • The dismembering muse: Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, and Kenneth Burke's "Four master tropes"
  • Rand Brandes
  • Introduction
  • A state o' chassis: mobile capital, Ireland, and the question of postmodernity
  • Cheryl Herr
  • John S. Rickard
  • Mother Dracula: orientalism, degeneration, and Anglo-Irish national subjectivity at the fin de siècle
  • Cannon Schmitt
  • "What's in a name?": representing The picture of Dorian Gray
  • Michael Patrick Gillespie
  • Twilight to vision: Yeats's collaborative modernity
  • Margaret Mills Harper
Control code
31003718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780838752715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31003718
Label
Irishness and (post)modernism, edited by John S. Rickard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Authorial omniscience and cultural psyche: the antimodernism of Joyce's Ulysses
  • Weldon Thornton
  • Joyce/"Irishness"/modernism
  • Kevin J.H. Dettmar
  • Undecidable imperatives: notes on Beckett in the modern and postmodern
  • David Wheatley
  • "An origin like water": the poetry of Eavan Boland and modernist critiques of Irish literature
  • Ann Owens Weekes
  • The dismembering muse: Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, and Kenneth Burke's "Four master tropes"
  • Rand Brandes
  • Introduction
  • A state o' chassis: mobile capital, Ireland, and the question of postmodernity
  • Cheryl Herr
  • John S. Rickard
  • Mother Dracula: orientalism, degeneration, and Anglo-Irish national subjectivity at the fin de siècle
  • Cannon Schmitt
  • "What's in a name?": representing The picture of Dorian Gray
  • Michael Patrick Gillespie
  • Twilight to vision: Yeats's collaborative modernity
  • Margaret Mills Harper
Control code
31003718
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780838752715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31003718

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