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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


Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions

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/9780199273430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final chapter of this book briefly considers the way in which a select number of writers have used the linguistic wealth of the island of Ireland to pose and interrogate the question of the ... More


Synge's Negotiation of Constructs of the Tinker

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter two suggests that the ‘tinker’ had become overwhelmingly entwined with Ireland and authentic Irishness by the Revival. Synge’s ‘Irishing’ of the ‘tinker’ is give especial attention, and it is ... More


“He Says No, Your Worship”: Joyce, Free Indirect Discourse, and Vernacular Modernism

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Fredric Jameson has noted that one of the anomalies of modernism is that it does not always emerge in the advanced modernity of the metropolis, but sometimes travels in from the periphery to the ... More


Literature in Norman French and English to 1534

Alan Bliss and Joseph Long

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the coming of Norman French and English; characteristics of medieval Hiberno English; literature and documentation in Norman French; documents in ... More


‘An Irish problem’: bilingual manoeuvres in the work of Somerville and Ross

Margaret Kelleher

in Irish Women'S Writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097584
eISBN:
9781526115225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A development in recent Somerville and Ross scholarship has highlighted their vivid and painstaking representations of dialect and Hiberno-English usage. This feature of their work has to date been ... More


Irish Versions of Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics

Cillian O’Hogan

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Irish versions of the Eclogues and Georgics serve as another salient example of how culture and nationhood define themselves through Virgil. This chapter explores how Virgil has provided a way of ... More


Trollope’s Irish English

John McCourt

in Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729600
eISBN:
9780191796456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729600.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Arguing that much of the nineteenth-century Irish fiction writer’s authority comes from a capacity to reproduce Irish-English speech, this chapter focuses on Trollope’s use of Irish English and ... More


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