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Introduction. Rerouting Irish Modernism: Postcolonial Aesthetics and the Imperative of Cosmopolitanism

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/9780823245444.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that an overemphasis on cosmopolitanism as the signature feature of modernism significantly distorts understandings of the development of modernist aesthetics, especially in ... More


Introduction

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/9780199746699.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction elaborates the key concepts of the book: homosexuality, value, and labor. It contextualizes the importance of these concepts for modern Irish history and culture. Furthermore, it ... 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


Epilogue: “On”

Nels Pearson

in Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060521
eISBN:
9780813050690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060521.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What can be said of the Beckett landscape can, in conclusion, be said of Irish expatriate modernism in general: neither national nor universal, it speaks from between these two abstractions. Rather ... More


Nationalist Fantasies of the Early Twentieth Century

Jack Fennell

in Irish Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the different varieties of Irish nationalism that arose in the first decades of the twentieth century, and considers the ways in which they interpreted tradition, modernity, ... More


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