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Poetry in Irish

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's authorship and patronage of poetry in Irish. It focuses on the keen (caoineadh), in which the female speaker laments the death of an individual, and amateur syllabic ... More


Introduction: The Shock of the Old

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the intention of the book, which is to discuss a sampling of Irish popular and minor fiction published between 1890 and 1922, and this is ... More


Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

John Wilson Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Studies of Irish fiction are still scanty in contrast to studies of Irish poetry and drama. This book attempts to fill a large critical vacancy and surveys popular and minor fiction (mainly novels) ... More


Seán Ó Ríordáin’s Private Language

Barry McCrea

in Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reevaluates the meaning of the work of Seán í Ríordáin, considered to be the first great modern poet in Irish. í Ríordáin did not consider himself to be fully a native speaker of Irish, ... More


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


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


“Halved Globe, Slowly Turning”: Editing Irish Poetry in America

Jefferson Holdridge

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay focuses on the editing of Irish poetry in the United States, with particular emphasis on how the United States, and especially North Carolina where the Wake Forest University Press is ... 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


‘The Ghost of Roger Casement’: Poetic afterlives

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter is concerned with the enormous number of poets that have responded to Casement. Beginning with poetry written by Casement’s close friend and intellectual companion, Eva Gore-Booth, ... 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


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


Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Tom Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book focuses on Louis MacNeice’s creative and critical engagement with other Irish poets during his lifetime. It draws on extensive archival research to uncover the previously unrecognised ... More


Stolen Landscapes: The Investments of the Ode and the Politics of Land

Walt Hunter

in Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282227
eISBN:
9780823286072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282227.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows how contemporary Irish poetry grapples with the politicized history of place, from the unfinished “ghost estates” to the recent monetization of water and the converted hotels used ... More


Introduction

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction constructs an unfamiliar portrait of MacNeice as a poet who was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the work of his Irish literary contemporaries. It outlines how this previously ... More


A History of European Versification

M. L. Gasparov

G. S. Smith and Leofranc Holford-Strevens (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

When we read a poem composed in iambic blank pentameter, it reminds us of Shakespeare. When we read a poem composed in long lines without rhyme or rhythm, we think of Whitman. In this study of the ... More


Poetry & the Dictionary

Andrew Blades and Piers Pennington (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620566
eISBN:
9781789629989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620566.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is an ancient verbal art, which has its roots in the oral epics and fragments that survive from classical times. Dictionaries of English, by contrast, are a comparatively recent phenomenon, ... More


Seamus Heaney’s Hopkins

Richard Rankin Russell

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Critics have often located Seamus Heaney’s response to Gerard Manley Hopkins within Heaney’s early poetry, but Heaney never fully escaped from Hopkins’s influence; he looked early and often to ... More


‘A nation of Others’: the immigrant in contemporary Irish poetry

Pilar Villar-Argáiz

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089282
eISBN:
9781781707579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter delves into the numerous, complex ways of representing multiculturalism in Ireland from the perspective of Irish poets. It starts by briefly assessing the work of an immigrant poet from ... More


‘A Hazardous Venture’: The Dolmen Press

Derval Tubridy

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/9780199249114.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter documents the history of Dolmen Press, a private press that has played a key role in the resurgence of publishing in Ireland during the twentieth century. It first looks at Dolmen ... More


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