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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


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Spaces of Memory

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/9781781381878.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is concerned with the provisional nature of Ní Chuilleanáin’s treatment of history and with the role that memory plays in retaining, and reshaping, the past in her work. From her ... More


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