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

Mark Quigley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Though Irish contributions to literary modernism are well known, Irish modernism tends to be framed through narrow treatments of Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival as “cosmopolitan” writers detached from ... More


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


Sean O’Faoláin and the End of Republican Realism

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/9780823245444.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the early work and thought of Sean O’Faoláin who as a writer of fiction, criticism, biography and cultural and social commentary produced a volume of writing from the 1920s to ... More


Unnaming the Subject: Samuel Beckett and Postcolonial Absence

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/9780823245444.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter builds on recent scholarship exploring the historical and material dimensions of Beckett’s thought and aesthetics, especially as they relate to postcoloniality and the geopolitical ... 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


Laughter

Rachel Potter

in Obscene Modernism: Literary Censorship and Experiment 1900-1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680986
eISBN:
9780191766008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680986.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter Seven returns to the question of obscene aesthetics. It focuses on two ‘late’ modernist texts of the 1930s, Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood and Wyndham Lewis’ The Revenge for Love and argues that ... More


The Transition to Sound

Anthony Paraskeva

in The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the relation between late modernist style and classical-realist Hollywood. For Lewis, the standardised naturalism of Hollywood, the way speech and gesture work in consort to ... More


Conclusion: Dispatches from the Modernist Frontier: “European and Asiatic papers please copy”

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/9780823245444.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the treatment of primitivism and a radical incommensurability portrayed by Joyce in Portrait of the Artist and Stephen Hero as a means of reflecting on the legacy of Irish late ... More


The American Legacy of “Prufrock”

Anita Patterson

in T. S. Eliot Studies Annual

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954286
eISBN:
9781786944177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954286.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The essay cluster brings together leading Eliot and modernist scholars to commemorate the centenary of the publication of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Together, they reexamine the ... More


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