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Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement

Lucy Collins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381878
eISBN:
9781781382271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381878.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. It explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of ... More


Memory, Estrangement and the Poetic Text

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/9781781381878.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introduction explores the complex relationship between Irish women poets and the national tradition and examines the role of memory in shaping perceptions of individual subjectivity and literary ... More


Between Here and There: Migrant Identities and the Contemporary Irish Woman Poet

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/9781781381878.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For more than a century Ireland’s emigrant poets have contributed to the formation of a body of literature that moves beyond the island of Ireland and facilitates new relationships between the Irish ... More


Private Memory and the Construction of Subjectivity in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry

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/9781781381878.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Much recent memory theory is concerned with the traumatic past, and the recovery of that past in language. This chapter explores how women poets use the act of remembering to investigate ... More


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


Memories of the Future

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/9781781381878.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The relationship between the Irish woman poet and history has changed significantly in the work produced by the new generation of writers, emerging since the 1980s. To conclude this exploration of ... More


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