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A New Ireland

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the writing of Irish nationalism, the apocalyptic moment of the Irish Famine constitutes the unspeakable apotheosis of the revolutionary dream, the moment when all history and all law are ... More


William Carleton and the End of Writing

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows the troubled space occupied by William Carleton's writing in 19th-century Ireland. On one hand, there is mistrust and the fear of the heterodox; on the other, Carleton offers a ... More


Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

Paul Bew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199561261
eISBN:
9780191701832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561261.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book is an innovative interpretation of the history of Anglo–Irish relations from 1789 right to the present day. The French Revolution had an electrifying impact on Irish society, with the 1790s ... More


Writing the Irish Famine

Christopher Morash

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the late 1840s, more than one million Irish men and women died of starvation and disease, and a further two million emigrated in one of the worst European sustenance crises of modern times. Yet a ... More


Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument

Emily Mark-FitzGerald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318986
eISBN:
9781781380949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318986.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book presents for the first time a visual cultural history of the 1840s Irish Famine, tracing its representation and commemoration from the nineteenth century up to its 150th anniversary in the ... More


The persistence of Famine in postcolonial Ireland

Matthew Schultz

in Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Demonstrates the ways in which two thematically and structurally similar novels, Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You (2001) and Joseph O’Connor’s Star of the Sea (2002), complicate popular uses of the ... More


Visualizing the Famine: Nineteenth-Century Image, Reception and Legacy

Emily Mark-Fitzgerald

in Commemorating the Irish Famine: Memory and the Monument

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318986
eISBN:
9781781380949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318986.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Traditionally historians have asserted that the Famine attracted little representational attention during the nineteenth century: the trauma of the event and the inability of artists to accommodate ... More


Malthus and the Famine Novel

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Far from being distracting pieces of narrative machinery which obscure the ‘real’ representation of the Irish Famine, the conventional elements of Victorian fiction give the Famine form and hence ... More


Mitchel’s Hunger

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘The torture of Tantalus’ was how William Drennan described the view of ‘the world's progressive lot’ from Famine Ireland: close enough to see the parade of progress, but not close enough to join the ... More


Ireland Is No Longer a Nation: The Irish Famine and American Diplomacy

David Sim

in A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451843
eISBN:
9780801469688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the importance of the Irish famine in the history of U.S. foreign relations. The famine offered contemporary U.S. statesmen the opportunity to demonstrate U.S. power in the ... More


Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Jonny Geber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Great Famine (1845–1852) is a watershed in Irish history. With one million dead and just as many forced to flee hunger, starvation, and disease, Irelands “Great Hunger” is among the worst famines ... More


Introduction

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How was the Great Irish Famine represented in 19th-century literature? The question is less simple than it might appear, for the more we look for a stable historical reality against which to compare ... More


The Bioarchaeology of the Human Experience of Famine and Disaster: Shedding New Light on the Realities of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Those who suffered the Great Irish Famine most were the poor and the destitute, and they represented the vast majority of Ireland’s one million Famine dead during this period. Those who died in the ... More


Shem’s “strabismal apologia”: The Split Vision of the Famine in I.7

Christine Smedley

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Christine Smedley interrogates I.7 as a “strabismal apologia” (189.08), a description of the chapter that suggests “strabismus,” a doubled or cross-eyed vision, and “abysmal,” a woefully inadequate ... More


Setting the Stage for a Bioarchaeology of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Long constrained by the political and cultural tensions informing Anglo-Irish relations, the historiography of the Great Irish Famine has traditionally received only limited interest from academic ... More


The specter of Famine during World War II

Matthew Schultz

in Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Emphasizes a spectral blending of Famine and World War II imagery in Sebastian Barry’s novel The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), which argues against Irish neutrality. I define and measure the ... More


Family and Gender in Famine

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

in Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Observers of the North China Famine were not unique in selecting images of women to represent the horror of mass starvation. In her work on literary representations of the Great Irish Famine and the ... More


Narratives of Progress

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The sanctification of the idea of progress in the mid-19th century has a direct bearing on the writing of the Irish Famine. In Ireland the situation was very different. Famine Ireland was decidedly ... More


Conclusion: Claiming the Dead

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

William Carleton's ‘Far Gurtha’ can stand as an icon for the whole body of 19th-century literature on the Irish Famine, the haunting projection of the absent Famine dead. Read in this way, ‘Far ... More


The chemistry of famine: nutritional discourse and dietary transformation

Ian Miller

in Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088865
eISBN:
9781781706909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088865.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores scientific interest in the Irish potato diet in pre-Famine Ireland and how scientific ideas were used in broader debates on Irish dietary conditions and national dietary reform. ... More


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