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Conclusion

Kirk Simpson

in Truth Recovery in Northern Ireland: Critically Interpreting the Past

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078620
eISBN:
9781781703045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078620.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Northern Irish conflict, as an illustrative example of a wider phenomenon in transitional contexts, highlights the refusal of many post-conflict societies to face up to the legacy of political ... More


Post-Ceasefire Antigones and Northern Ireland

Isabelle Torrance

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/9780198864486.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter traces the evocation of Antigone in the context of the Northern Irish conflict, from Conor Cruise O’Brien and Tom Paulin to the remarkable number Antigone plays which have appeared ... More


Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

Isabelle Torrance and Donncha O'Rourke (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864486
eISBN:
9780191896583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864486.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This collection addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. The 1916 Easter Rising, when Irish nationalists rose up against ... More


Irish Didos: Empire, Gender, and Class in the Irish Popular Tradition to Frank McGuinness’s Carthaginians

Siobhán McElduff

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/9780198864486.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Irish interrogation of empire through various receptions of Dido, queen of Carthage, tracing a continuum from the popular ballads of the 1700s to Frank McGuinness’s ... More


Michael Longley’s ‘Ceasefire’ and the Iliad

Maureen Alden

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/9780198864486.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the genesis and global reception of Michael Longley’s ‘Ceasefire’, offering a close reading of its relationship with Homer’s Iliad. Both Longley and Homer share a concern with ... More


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