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Culture, politics, and the language question, 1789–1876

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter delineates the different paths taken by political and cultural nationalism in Ireland with regard to the language question from the late 18th century to the beginning of the Gaelic ... More


Language and revolution, 1876–1922

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents the story of the language movement's centrality to the struggle for Irish national independence. From its unlikely beginnings in small journals to the hegemonic role played by ... More


Theater in the “Deep”: W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well

Carrie J. Preston

in Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Yeats learned about noh from Pound, Noguchi Yone, and Ito Michio, then used features of the form to help him to create his plays for dancers. Yeats’s 1916 At the Hawk’s Well was a Hagoromo-inspired ... More


‘Atrocities against his Sacred Poet’: The Orpheus Myth and the Poetry of the Northern Irish Troubles

David Wheatley

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In The Midnight Verdict (1993), Seamus Heaney combines extracts from two texts taking the poet into the underworld: Ovid’s description in Metamorphoses of Orpheus’ pursuit of Eurydice and subsequent ... More


‘A bit of shrapnel’: The Sigerson Shorters, the Hardys, Yeats, and the Easter Rising

Matthew Campbell

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the papers of the Irish poet Dora Sigerson (1866–1918) is an unpublished poem called ‘The Second Wife’, a satirical ballad dating from 1916 to 1918. The poem addresses the marital arrangements of ... More


Draining the Irish Sea: The Colonial Politics of Water

Nick Groom

in Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1722, an anonymous author published Thoughts of a Project for Draining the Irish Channel. This neglected work is a satire on both the South Sea Bubble and Anglo-Irish politics, capitalizing on the ... More


Maude Delap’s Domestic Science: Island Spaces and Gendered Fieldwork in Irish Natural History

Nessa Cronin

in Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the gendered practice and cultures of fieldwork through a critical examination of the life and work of the Irish Victorian natural scientist, Maude Delap (1866–1953). Drawing on ... More


The one-legged sailor and other heroes

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

On the streets of Dublin a drunken navvy bawls out fragments of an Irish revolutionary ballad, and a crippled sailor growls out fragments of an English ballad about a crippled sailor, ‘The Death of ... More


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