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Horaires d'ouverture

Du lundi au vendredi : 14h - 18h
Nocturne le mercredi jusqu'à 20h
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Carole Jacquet
Responsable des ressources documentaires

Marion Mossu
Chargée de ressources documentaires

Tel : 01 58 52 10 83 / 33

Où nous trouver ?

Tout près du Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Métros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Bus : 84, 89, 21, 27

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‘Comparative Liberty’: John Mitchel’s Jail Journal and Austin Reed’s The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

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In Jail Journal (1854), John Mitchel describes receiving a hero’s welcome on his arrival in Brooklyn as an escaped convict on 29 November 1853. That same day, Austin Reed was enjoying one of his rare periods of freedom from New York State penal [...]
Seamus Heaney’s Prisoners

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This article focuses on the role that prisoners play in the poems of Seamus Heaney. From the time of the introduction of internment in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, Heaney’s poems frequently touch on prisoners, the conditions in which the[...]
Trinity Professors versus Men of Letters: Ferguson, Dowden and De Vere

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This essay considers the relationships between Samuel Ferguson, Edward Dowden, and Aubrey de Vere in the late nineteenth century. In evaluating Ferguson’s career shortly after the poet’s death in 1886, W. B. Yeats considered him as being ill-ser[...]
The Aesthetics of “the good-enough mother” in Lucy Caldwell’s Short Fiction

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It has been argued that “Troubles texts” tend to focus on identity formation, on violence and mimetic behaviour, on essentialist positions and on how they cause stasis and lack of emotion, while many short fiction writers have tried to deconstru[...]
‘All sorts of wonderful impossibilities’: Tracing the Genesis of John McGahern’s ‘Doorways’

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It is well known by now that John McGahern was a scrupulous reviser of his own work, even if this insight into his compositional methods has not been accompanied by a substantial body of research on the archive and the revisions themselves. This[...]
“Beidh ár dTigh Hughes féin againn”: Music, Dance, and Overcoming the Disorientation of COVID-19 in Meadhbh Ní Eadhra’s “Cuairteoirí”

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Cet article porte sur le symbolisme de la musique et de la danse dans la nouvelle de Meadhbh Ní Eadhra, « Cuairteoirí » [« Les visiteurs »], publiée dans le numéro d’octobre 2020 de la revue Comhar. Le cadre de la nouvelle est celui d’une maison[...]
The Changeling Legend and Queer Kinship in Caitriona Lally’s Eggshells

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In Caitriona Lally's debut novel Eggshells (2015), the narrator Vivian Lawlor is an adult woman with a quirky personality living in North Dublin, who believes herself to be a changeling. Throughout the novel, Vivian travels various paths in Dubl[...]
The Chinese Translation of Samuel Beckett: A Critical History

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In light of the relevant merits and defects of translation practice over sixty years, this article presents a critical history of the Chinese translation of the work of Samuel Beckett. The article argues that the history may be divided into two [...]
‘For “feather” read “father”’: Death and Possibility in Paul Muldoon’s Paternal Elegies

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Focused on Muldoon's father elegies written between his debut collection New Weather and Hay, the present essay argues that these poems evoke paternal death as the founding moment of poetic expression. Only when the father figure has passed away[...]
L’herméneutique biblique de John Lanigan, disciple irlandais de Pietro Tamburini

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L’article présente l’œuvre herméneutique de John Lanigan (1758-1825), d’abord disciple du janséniste italien Pietro Tamburini (1737-1827) au Collège irlandais de Rome, puis professeur d’Écritures saintes à Pavie. Chez les Anglo-Saxons, il est co[...]
‘I was listening … but did not succeed in hearing you’: Flann O’Brien, Ralph Cusack, and the Absurdities of Silent Musical Experience

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The notion of soundless music seems contradictory, even absurd: the concept of soundless musical experience less so. In this article, I explore two quite different descriptions of this kind of experience as set out in two mid-twentieth-century I[...]
Investing in Fictions: Faith, Abstraction and Materiality in Paul Murray’s The Mark and the Void

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One of the central contentions of this essay is that Paul Murray's novel, The Mark and the Void, addresses questions of faith, fictionality, literary form and the relationship between abstract finance and material sociality. The novel engages wi[...]
(Post)Dramatic Strategies: Performing Difference in Pat Kinevane’s Solo Theatre

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Pat Kinevane's solo performances focus on identities constituted on the margins of contemporary Irish society. Fusing the comic with the tragic, improvisation with carefully planned execution, and entertainment with serious cultural critique, th[...]
Dark Knowledge: Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness

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Deirdre Madden’s novel One by One in the Darkness, first published in 1996, marks its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2021. Madden began writing the book in 1993 in anticipation of another anniversary(a quarter century of political and sectaria[...]
‘A disoriented vision of...fact’: Brian Friel, Francis Bacon, and Faith Healer

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The Brian Friel Papers at the NLI reveal a long and relatively unexplored history of major and minor influences on Friel’s plays. As the archive attests, these influences manifest themselves in ways that range from the superficial to the deeply [...]
‘I am of Them’: Tom O’Flaherty’s Socialist Fictions and the Irish Free State

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Tom O’Flaherty’s unpublished novel Red Crom’s Island is a distinctly political potboiler that envisions the Gaeltacht as a potential centre for leftist revolutionary activity. By comparison, O’Flaherty’s two Anglophone short stories collection[...]
‘It was then I knew life’: Political Critique and Moral Debate in Teresa Deevy’s Temporal Powers(1932)

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This article argues that Teresa Deevy’s early plays for the Abbey Theatre deliberately intervened in the cultural politics of the Irish Free State. While the focus here is on Temporal Powers(1932), Deevy’s first twoAbbey productions, The Reape[...]
Quare Memory in Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy

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This essay adapts David Cregan’s concept of‘queer memory’–a form of memory defined‘by exclusion rather than inclusion’–to the author of The Quare Fellow, analysing narrative gaps in Brendan Behan’s Borstal Boy in order to better understand its c[...]
W.B. Yeats the Choreographer: Composition in the Manuscripts of At the Hawk’s Well and The Only Jealousy of Emer

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This article investigates how William Butler Yeats’s interest in, and professional engagement with, modern dance affected the dramaturgical composition of his plays. Instead of focusing on individual dancers’contributions to the dance plays’ pre[...]
Are We Doing DiversityJustice? A Critical Exchange

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This critical exchange is based on a conversation between the authors which took place during the Irish University Review Roundtable Discussion: Displacing the Canon (2019 IASIL Conference, Trinity College Dublin). As authors we give first-h[...]
New Technologies of Research and Digital Interpretation for Early Modern Irish Studies

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This article outlines the vastly expanded ecosystem of digital projects and resources of use to researchers of early modern Ireland. It traces the evolution of objectives and practice from the earliest goal of making texts visible and accessible[...]
Oceans Apart: Amitav Ghosh, John Millington Synge,and Weak Comparison

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This article compares John Millington Synge’s The Aran Islands(1907) and Amitav Ghosh’s In An Antique Land(1992), travelogues, histories, and anthropological investigations of maritime societies. Both books tell of a world marked by s[...]
Reflecting Realities in Twenty-First-Century Irish Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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This article explores the evolution of Irish youth literature over the last four decades and these texts’engagement with cultural, political, and social transformations in Irish society. The adult desire to protect young people’s‘innocence’ from[...]
Brian Friel and Theodor W. Adorno

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For many philosophical thinkers since Thomas More's Utopia, the idea of a perfect human society has been aporetic – present in the imagination, yet beyond existent reality. The atrocities of the 20th century convinced the philosopher and musicol[...]
Choreographies of Place

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This essay explores the representation of public space in The Visitor and The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin by Maeve Brennan. In particular, it explores Brennan's representation of the negotiation of urban and suburban public space by [...]
Magic As Art in Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter

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In The King of Elfland's Daughter, Lord Dunsany crafts a fairy-story in which magic serves as an allegory for art. Elfland is a place of art, its timeless beauty created and sustained through magic; and its influence extends to the real world in[...]
Memory that owes nothing to fact

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Dancing at Lughnasa has been widely discussed as a memory play. Critics frequently analyze the way Michael's narration shapes the story he tells of five unmarried sisters living together in 1930's Donegal. Fewer critics, however, focus on Michae[...]
Scale, Deep Time, and the Politics of Representation in Derek Mahon's Life on Earth

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This essay reads Derek Mahon's 2008 collection, Life on Earth, in broadly ecocritical terms, arguing that the ecological concentrations of Mahon's recent work centre on the representational relationships between human and non-human ecologies; on[...]
There's ropes and there's ropes

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Martin McDonagh's Hangmen (2015) is concerned with the moral question of justice. Set in a northern English pub run by a former hangman, the play's action takes place in 1965, on the day capital punishment is abolished in Britain. Combining (met[...]
Towards an Oceanic Dubliners

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Oceanic Studies sheds a compelling new light on James Joyce's Dubliners. Although they are citizens of a major imperial port city living amidst a global flow of goods, cultures, and ideas, Joyce's characters are n also impeded from reciprocal en[...]
An Absolutely Private Thing

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Kate O'Brien's 1941 The Land of Spices navigates spatial and emotional gaps through a series of letters that punctuate the narrative and offer evidence of the inner life of protagonist Helen Archer. Yet these letters also interrupt our reading e[...]
The Art of Writing

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Lecture delivered to Graduates' Association, 2nd May, 1963.
A City That She Must Postpone

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This essay explores the significance of the specific sites that dominate O'Brien's representations of self-development in her novels set in Paris. Building on the central position that critics allocate to Paris, this article asserts that O'Brien[...]
A Few Human Hearts in Catholic Breasts

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This article reads Kate O'Brien's Mary Lavelle in a cultural historical framework of medicine and psychoanalysis to explore the significance of the heart condition angina pectoris in the text. The novel illuminates the complexities of the mind-b[...]
Kate O'Brien in the Theatre

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Kate O'Brien initially made her literary reputation as a dramatist rather than a novelist. Her debut play Distinguished Villa (1926) won acclaim in London when first produced onstage, and critics compared her with Seán O'Casey. However, O'Brien'[...]
Kate O'Brien and Virginia Woolf

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Convergences in the work of Kate O'Brien and Virginia Woolf range from literary influences and political alignments, to a shared approach to narrative point of view, structure, or conceptual use of words. Common ground includes existentialist pr[...]
No Help to the Imagination

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Kate O'Brien's 1943 The Last of Summer has been read as the novelist's riposte to an insular island that stifled both her publishing (through censorship) and her imagination (through cultural conservatism). Set on the eve of the neutral ‘Emergen[...]
Spectacular Nostalgia

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This essay draws attention to how the avant-garde undertakings of Irish Revivalism, particularly those of the dramatic movement, influenced Kate O'Brien's writing in the wake of high modernism. Published in 1938, Pray for the Wanderer espouses a[...]