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‘The Meanest Form of Animal’? The Returned Yank in the Cultural Imagination

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction maps out the key assertion of the book: that the Returned Yank surfaces repeatedly and most memorably when questions regarding ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity’ are particularly vexed. ... More


Erin’s Acres: The Returned Yank, Property Disputes and the Rise and Fall of the Irish Economy

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the extent to which the Returned Yank surfaces in narratives treating of land acquisition, distribution, ownership and development in Ireland in the second half of the ... More


‘Quiet Men’: Film and Filmmaking in Returned Yank Fictions of the Troubles

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines fictional Returned Yanks – notably in Julia O’Faolain’s No Country for Young Men (1980), Benedict Kiely’s Nothing Happens in Carmincross (1985) and Roddy Doyle’s The Dead ... More


Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Sinéad Moynihan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Drawing on historical, literary and cultural studies perspectives, this book examines the phenomenon of the “Returned Yank” in the cultural imagination, taking as its point of departure the most ... More


‘Mother Macree ad nauseam’: Maternity, Modernity and the Female Returned Yank

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that narratives of female Returned Yanks emerge forcefully in Irish culture of the 1990s as a kind of imaginative counterpart to Irish citizens’ enforced confrontation with ... More


‘The Secret Dotted Line’: Return, Roots Journeys and Irish Literary Genealogies

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Irish writers have self-consciously invoked Irish-American return and/or the roots journey to address questions of literary genealogy. In other words, this ... More


‘We Are Where We Are’: Mythologies of Return and the Post-Celtic Tiger Moment

Sinéad Moynihan

in Ireland, Migration and Return Migration: The "Returned Yank" in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941800
eISBN:
9781789623246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941800.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Arguing that return emigration and the figure of the returnee have proven central to discourses of Irish economic recovery, the coda puts Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn (2009) in conversation with Kate ... More


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