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

Mary Burke

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The history of the Irish minority Traveller community is not analogous to that of the ‘tinker’, a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by 16th-century British and continental Rogue Literature that ... More


The Intellectual Genealogy of a Southern Protestant, c.1900–30

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In approaching the question of Hubert Butler's ‘intellectual genealogy’, this chapter evaluates and identifies his ‘selective kinship’ with certain Protestant activists from the Revival generation ... More


J. M. Synge and the Aesthetics of Intelligent Sympathy

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Synge deploys a queer aesthetic in his representation of the Irish peasantry. Furthermore, it suggests that by doing so, Synge develops a more fluid and inclusive model of ... More


Introduction: Our Proper Dark

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the work of the first three directors of the Abbey Theatre — William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, and John Millington Synge — and in each case suggests the nature of their personal ... More


The Rise of Celtology

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his famous 1860 lectures ‘On the Study of Celtic Literature’, Matthew Arnold argued that the time was ripe for a reassessment of what was meant by the term ‘Celticism’. In the latter half of the ... More


The Passing of the Shee: John Millington Synge

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

John Millington Synge incorporated the constructions of man's place in nature, that came to him from extensive reading in comparative science, into a primitivism which relied instinctively upon the ... More


Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The literature of the Irish Revival of the 1890s should be seen as a hinge between the 19th and 20th centuries. Its authors appropriated the ‘primitive’ through the lenses of comparative ... More


Modernity's Edge: Speaking Silence on the Blaskets

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the Gaelic autobiographies emerging from the Blasket Islands in the late 1920s and early 1930s and argues that they offer a crucial reassessment of the modernist aesthetic ... More


Conclusion

Sinéad Garrigan Mattar

in Primitivism, Science, and the Irish Revival

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268955
eISBN:
9780191710148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268955.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The primitivism of the Irish Revival has been misunderstood for too long because its complex and varied politics have been seen as depending on a particularly uncomplicated attitude towards the past. ... More


Stalking Yeats: The Celebrity System of Revivalist Dublin

Lucy McDiarmid

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The memoirs of J. M. Synge’s friends and contemporaries (Mary Colum, W. B. Yeats, Beatrice Lady Glenavy, William Orpen, George Moore, and others) show how proximity to the great and famous functioned ... More


Seumas O’Sullivan and Revivalist Nature Poetry

Seán Hewitt

in Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620320
eISBN:
9781789629958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620320.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Irish Revival was, amongst other things, an attempt to ‘re-enchant’ the Irish natural world as both a protest against Anglicisation and Enlightenment values. Through a study of the poetry of a ... More


Leisure in Charles Lever’s Jack Hinton (1842) and the Continuities of Irish Fiction

James H. Murphy

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Jack Hinton, The Guardsman (1842) by Charles Lever is a novel of leisure activities. It probes whether sincere feeling can be expressed through the social interaction that leisure gives rise to. The ... More


Moderns of the Past, Moderns of the Future: George Sigerson’s Celtic-Romans in Ireland, 1897–1922

Arabella Currie

in Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in the Construction of British Identities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863076
eISBN:
9780191895609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter complements the volume’s focus on Celtic–Classical interactions within the notion of Britishness by examining the role of such a dialogue in Ireland’s attempts to extricate itself from ... More


Degeneration, Eugenics, and The Playboy of the Western World

Seán Hewitt

in J. M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862093
eISBN:
9780191894794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862093.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers Synge’s controversial, riot-inducing masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World (1907). Playboy, as a form of discursive retribution against certain restrictive politics, ... More


Introduction

Seán Hewitt

in J. M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862093
eISBN:
9780191894794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862093.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction outlines Synge’s main aesthetic, philosophical and spiritual values, drawing on archival material and early texts to emphasise the importance of a connection to, and harmony with, ... More


The Ocean of Truth: Atlantic Imagery in Emily Lawless’s Major Lawrence, F.L.S. (1885) and Grania: The Story of an Island (1892)

Patrick Maume

in Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620320
eISBN:
9781789629958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620320.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter relates Emily Lawless’s use of the imagery of the Atlantic Ocean and dissolution in water in her novels Major Lawrence FLS (1885) and Grania: The Story of an Island (1892) to her sense ... More


Classics and Irish Politics: Introduction

Isabelle Torrance and Donncha O’Rourke

in Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864486
eISBN:
9780191896583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864486.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a contextualized overview of the contents of the book Classics and Irish Politics, 1916–2016. Rather than summarizing each chapter in order of appearance and according to the ... More


‘An Initiated Mystic’: Occultism and Modernization in The Aran Islands

Seán Hewitt

in J. M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862093
eISBN:
9780191894794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862093.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Opening with an anecdote about Synge’s attempts at telepathy, and using much archival material, this chapter reveals Synge’s engagement with occultism, showing it to be not only pervasive but ... More


The Extraordinary History of the House of Maunsel

Clare Hutton (ed.)

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter documents the history of the House of Maunsel, from its beginnings as Maunsel and Company under George Roberts and the financial difficulties that it went through before the Easter ... More


J. M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism

Seán Hewitt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862093
eISBN:
9780191894794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862093.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a complete study of the works of the Irish playwright, travel writer, and poet J. M. Synge (1871–1909). A key and controversial figure in the Irish Literary Revival, and specifically in the ... More


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