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Lost Lands: The Creation of Memory in the Poetry of Eavan Boland

Lucy Collins

in Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Eavan Boland’s interrogation of Irish national identity and its problematic intersection with women’s lived experience has been a formative aspect of her work since the early 1980s. This dimension of ... More


Children of the Island: Ovid, Poesis, and Loss in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Derek Mahon

Jennifer J. Dellner

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Eavan Boland writes in ‘The Pomegranate’ that ‘as a child in exile in | a city of fogs and strange consonants’ she first encountered Ovid’s Metamorphoses version of the myth of Ceres and Persephone ... More


‘This tart fable’: Daphne and Apollo in Modern Women’s Poetry

Rowena Fowler

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Contemporary women poets offer a serious, engaged, and formally satisfying encounter with classical myth. This chapter explores how the story of Daphne and Apollo provides an insight into women's ... More


Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter one traces the language, rhetoric and imagery of emergency in Anglo-Irish literature and law in colonial Ireland. It begins by considering how the rhetoric of the Fenian threat in newspapers ... More


Living in History

in Poetry and Displacement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311161
eISBN:
9781846313783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313783.008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines various works that deal with the notions of history. These include Eavan Boland's ‘Naoise at Four’, Craig Raine's History: The Home Movie, Tony Harrison's ‘The School of ... More


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