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Time, Place, Language and Translation: Ciaran Carson’s The Inferno and The Táin

Conor Mccarthy

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ciaran Carson’s translations of two major medieval texts, The Inferno (2002) and The Táin(2007), are part of a broader body of translation within his work. Appearing during a decade when a number of ... More


Babel-babble: Language and Translation

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the bilingual or multilingual basis for much of Ciaran Carson's work and his longstanding engagements with translation. It suggests that translation permeates Carson's works ... More


Spatial Stories: Narrative and Representation

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Ciaran Carson's interests in and experiments with narrative, particularly his adaptations of procedures and formulas employed in traditional Irish storytelling. It suggests that ... More


Introduction

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the representation of place and space in the works of Irish author Ciaran Carson. This volume provides a comprehensive ... More


‘I know this labyrinth so well’: Narrative Mappings in the Poetry of Ciaran Carson

Daniel Weston

in Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318641
eISBN:
9781846318061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ciaran Carson is increasingly recognised as a poet of place, of the city, and specifically of Belfast. However, Carson's work is also permeated by the Northern Irish Troubles in thoroughgoing ways. ... More


Imaginative Geographies: The Politics and Poetics of Space

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses a critical framework and recent paradigms for the study of space and place advanced in the fields of geography and cultural theory that will be used in the analysis of Ciaran ... More


Mapping Belfast: Urban Cartographies

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses the mapping of urban space, particularly Belfast, in the works of Ciaran Carson. It highlights the recurrent appearance of maps in Carson's representations of Belfast which are ... More


Deviations from the Known Route: Reading, Writing, Walking

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the politics and poetics implied by bodies moving through space in the works of Ciaran Carson. It suggests that Carson considers walking in the city as something that implies ... More


Revised Versions: Place and Memory

in Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203.005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyzes the role of place and memory in the works of Ciaran Carson. It suggests that Carson uses memory as a mode of consolation and it also serves as an organ of retrieval and ... More


Ciaran Carson: Space, Place, Writing

Neal Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314780
eISBN:
9781846316203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316203
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Ciaran Carson is one of the most challenging and inventive of contemporary Irish writers, exhibiting verbal brilliance, formal complexity and intellectual daring across a remarkably varied body of ... More


The Roots of Translatorly Metaphors

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The metaphors adopted by poetic translators often turn out to have a root in the poem that is being translated: Pound thinks of himself as bringing Propertius ‘to life’ because the Propertius poems ... More


Ireland, Literature, and the Coastal Imaginary

Nicholas Allen

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/9780198795155.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The idea of the coast as a significant cultural space has been understudied in literary criticism as it relates to Ireland. The dynamics of Irish nationalism have marginalized liminal forms of ... More


The Roar of the Solway

Fiona Stafford

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/9780198795155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the places where rivers meet the sea, and the imaginative, anthropomorphic impulses evident in the language of confluence. In particular, it focuses on the Solway Firth, and ... More


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