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“Sinn Feiners, me arse. I’m A Socialist, Never doubt about it”: Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys and the Queer Project of Socialism

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/9780199746699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Jamie O’Neill’s queer recasting of the events of Easter 1916 and argues that the novel offers the chance to imagine a queer socialist politics of affect and cultural value. The ... More


Queer nationalism and colonial Ireland: Ulysses and At Swim, Two Boys

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/9781789621815.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) and Jamie O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys (2001) to examine their (meta)modernist engagements with Casement and Ireland’s queer (post)colonial politics. ... More


Wilde, Classicism, and Homosexuality in Modern Ireland

Eibhear Walshe

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/9780198864486.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores how Irish writers since Oscar Wilde have invoked Hellenism when faced with public exposure of their homosexuality. Wilde is seen both as a dissident against England and, for gay ... More


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