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Du lundi au vendredi : 14h - 18h
Nocturne le mercredi jusqu'à 20h
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Fermeture exceptionnelle vendredi 27 mai et lundi 6 juin.

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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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James Joyce's relationship with his homeland was a complicated and often vexed one. The publication of his masterwork Ulysses - referred to by The Quarterly Review as an "Odyssey of the sewer" - in 1922 was initially met with indifference and ho[...]

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Andrew J. Auge, Directeur de publication ; Eugene O'BRIEN, Directeur de publication | Londres : Routledge | 2022
Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Climate Crisis addresses what is arguably the most crucial issue of human history through the lens of late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century Irish poetry. The poets that it surveys range from familiar pre[...]

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Marking the centenary of Ireland’s – and possibly the world’s – most famous novel, this joyful introductory guide opens up Ulysses to a whole new readership, offering insight into the literary, historical and cultural elements at play in James J[...]
‘as though nothing were happening—or rather, not happening’

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There's a hole in the middle of Bowen's late novel The Little Girls, literally as well as figuratively: a cavity in the ground dug by three childhood friends for the purpose of burying a secret box. Indeed, the novel is full of holes, from caves[...]
Bowen, The Bell, and the Late-Modernist Short Story

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This essay looks at Elizabeth Bowen's presence in The Bell during the war years. She contributed an essay, a short story, two pieces of memoir, two obituaries, and a few other, smaller pieces to the magazine, but also featured in an interview, s[...]
Elizabeth Bowen and Eudora Welty

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Over her career, Elizabeth Bowen published ten novels, yet she left no comprehensive theory of the novel. This essay draws especially upon ‘Notes on Writing a Novel’ (1945), ‘The Technique of the Novel’ (1953), and ‘Truth and Fiction’ (1956), as[...]
Elizabeth Bowen and the Politics of Consent

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As a novelist preoccupied with the sexualized gothic conventions haunting Irish fiction since the eighteenth century, Bowen persistently turns to the fraught concept of British and Irish women's consent during periods of twentieth-century politi[...]
The Heroic Today

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Over her career, Elizabeth Bowen published ten novels, yet she left no comprehensive theory of the novel. This essay draws especially upon ‘Notes on Writing a Novel’ (1945), ‘The Technique of the Novel’ (1953), and ‘Truth and Fiction’ (1956), as[...]
‘Homesick for the North American Continent’

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This article investigates the influence of North America on Bowen's later work. After the war, Bowen traveled to America, at least once a year, until her last illness. Yet her time in the United States has often been overlooked. In the States, s[...]
Inverse Intimacy

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Ever since its publication in 1927, Elizabeth Bowen's first novel, The Hotel, has prompted critical responses that have tried to gauge the ways in which the narrative represents intimacy between women. Although one of its earliest reviewers sens[...]
‘We get all sealed up’

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In January 1941 Elizabeth Bowen, struggling to complete Bowen's Court, wrote to Virginia Woolf: ‘the last chapter seems to, or ought to re-write retrospectively all the rest of the book’, and also that she felt ‘despair about my own generati[...]
‘The wish to paint’

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Throughout her life, Elizabeth Bowen maintained a rich network of artist friends and acquaintances. She often attended exhibitions and was an astute, sometimes caustic critic in letters as well as reviews. Her short tenure as an art student [...]

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Jean-Baptiste Para, Directeur de publication | Paris : Revue Europe | 2021
En 1904, à vingt-deux ans, James Joyce quitte son Irlande natale. Zurich, Trieste et Paris seront désormais ses principaux ports d’attache. Cependant, disait-il, « j’écris toujours sur Dublin, car si je peux atteindre le cœur de Dublin, je peux [...]

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Queer Whispers: Gay and Lesbian Voices in Irish Fiction is the first comprehensive survey of gay and lesbian-themed fiction in Ireland, from the late 1970s until today. The book foregrounds the cultural contribution of Irish writers whose subver[...]
Between Here and There

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This article is devoted to the second section of Sinéad Morrissey’s Between Here and There (2002), which gathers poems written during the Irish writer’s two-year stay in Japan. The title of the collection alludes to the poet’s position, pois[...]
Bildung and Temporality in Justin Quinn’s Mount Merrion

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The article focuses on the ways in which genre, narrative and time intersect in readings of cultural responses to both the global economic crash of 2008 and the implosion of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger debt economy. Justin Quinn’s employment of an it[...]
Derrida, Heaney and the Translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, Book VI

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This article focuses on Seamus Heaney’s posthumously published translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, Book VI. It does so through the lens of what the post-structuralist thinker Jacques Derrida terms hauntology. In this sense the repetition and return [...]
The feeder

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An essay by Laruen-Shannon Jones about a new routine in a new city.
“Flowers of Fire”

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U2 have always managed to hold a narrow line between social awareness and partisan political allegiance, belonging to a broad category of music that Rachel E. Seiler calls “contemporary conscious popular music”, which includes “music of any genr[...]
Hill repeats

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An essay by Greg Baxter about cycling the hills of Mexico City.
The Northern Irish Assembly and the Abortion Issue, 1967-2017

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On 25 May 2018, the Republic of Ireland voted in a landslide referendum to repeal the 8th amendment of its Constitution which had, since 1983, put the “right to life of the unborn” on an equal status with the life of a pregnant woman, leading to[...]
Paul Lynch’s Grace and the “Postmemory” of the Famine

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This paper starts as a discussion of Paul Lynch’s novel Grace as a Famine novel and on the ways in which the Famine is represented historically, but also emotionally. It questions the limits of language and fiction in representing history, t[...]
People of interest

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An essay by Oliver Farry about daily life in Hong Kong under the National Security Law.
Poetry as Eternal Voyaging

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This conversation with Irish poet Theo Dorgan was carried out on 9 November 2019, on occasion of his visit to Granada for the performance in this city of the music / poetry show “Loco por Lorca: An Irish Celebration of the Great Spanish Poet”. T[...]
The Power of Stories

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In July 2019, the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures held its annual conference in Trinity College Dublin, where Hugo Hamilton was invited, among a panel of writers including Carlo Gébler, Caitriona Lally, and Kevin Pow[...]
Re-Imagining Tradition

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Despite attempts to label her a postnationalist writer, Anne Enright’s fiction is rooted in the Irish landscape geographically, psychologically and emotionally. Enright reimagines traditional places and charges them with new symbolic value. In T[...]
Le rôle clé de l’Assemblée citoyenne dans le débat sur l’avortement en Irlande

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En 2016 fut instaurée en République d’Irlande une Assemblée citoyenne ayant pour objectif de réfléchir à divers enjeux sociétaux, tels que la légalisation de l’avortement, le réchauffement climatique, le vieillissement de la population et la[...]
A scarf

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An essay by Doireann Ni Ghriofa : "On the trail of a legendary ancestor".
La stratégie auctoriale de Thomas Kilroy dans l’écriture de The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde

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The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, dont la première se déroula à l’Abbey Theatre en 1997, trouve son origine dans une commande du théâtre national visant à célébrer le centenaire de la sortie de prison d’Oscar Wilde. Cette œuvre singulière (Tho[...]
The life within

Article

Essay by Brian Dillon about living in modernist London.
My fathers LPs

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Essay by Arnold Thomas Fanning about listening to the sounds of a troubled childhood.
Spectres of Fiction

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The 2019 Lyric Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival co-production of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World (1907), directed by Oonagh Murphy, encouraged an abstract reading of the play in new political contexts. Set in the 1980s at the D[...]
A storm is coming

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Essay by Nathan O'Donnell about islands and the myths we make of them.
There were other places

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Essay by Michael Phoenix. ‘there are still pockets where no one knows just all that might await us’
Thinking into the Bog

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In this article Ian Joyce and Mathew Staunton explore the interconnected notions of anxiety and contemporary art practice in Ireland by “thinking into the bog” and looking with fresh eyes from inside the Duibheagán, the inky depths at the heart [...]
Women’s Troubles

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The work of internationally acclaimed lens-based artist Willie Doherty proposes rich and nuanced understandings of the agency and participation of women in the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In a large number of visual and cultural representation[...]
A Work in Progress (1998–2002)

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I am going to try to convey a sense of the path I followed to becoming IUR editor by looking at the first three decades of the journal’s history through an autobiographical lens.

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Michael Mccann, Directeur de publication ; Summer Meline, Directeur de publication ; Marcella L. A. Prince, Directeur de publication ; Nidhi ZAK, Directeur de publication ; Frank ORMSBY, Conseiller scientifique | Dublin : University College Dublin Press | 2020
Offering an intimate look at the vast influence of Ireland's extraordinary literary heritage, this contemporary anthology highlights how a new Irish poetry is coming to stand alongside the tradition from which it has grown - leaving that traditi[...]
“Accursed Time”

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This article analyses the connecting threads between the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze – as they appear in his 1968 text Difference and Repetition, which is one of Deleuze’s major solo works (along with The Logic of Sense) prior to his famous, [...]
The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley

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Published in Dublin by the prominent Catholic printing firm of James Hoey, "The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley" (1760) has been identified in recent years as an earlier Irish gothic fiction than Horace Walpole's putatively pioneering gothic n[...]
The Art of the Slender Line

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This article examines aspects of Dr. Françoise Henry’s work on early Irish Christian art, particularly abstractive qualities found in illuminated manuscripts of the 5th to 7th centuries, which she claimed were a key in revealing knowledge of con[...]
“A City upon a Hill”

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In 19th-century Ireland, Protestant societies disrupted the traditional demarcations of religious affiliations by promoting self-determination and individual discernment. This paper wishes to examine, in light of Ferdinand Tönnies’s concepts and[...]
Come up to a place like this?

Article

Mary Lavin's stories subtly suggest that the rural idyll that De Valera dreamed of cannot materialise. The past plays heavy on the modernity promised, and through Lavin's ecocritical eye, it creeps in to each of her stories like the ‘powdery gre[...]
The Comic Uncanny in John Banville's Eclipse

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Humour is a key facet of John Banville's aesthetic but is currently an under-researched aspect of his oeuvre. Few critics devote sustained attention to the role of comedy in Banville's prose; most pay lip service to humour before moving on to mo[...]
Elegising the Past and Future

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This article solely focuses on Seamus Heaney's ‘Route 110’ sequence from his final collection of poetry, "Human Chain". The sequence is broadly founded in memory and sees the poet revisit a series of significant instances from his life. It can b[...]
Faeries, Aliens, and Leviathans

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Irish science fiction is a relatively unexplored area for Irish Studies, a situation partially rectified by the publication of Jack Fennell's "Irish Science Fiction" in 2014. This article aims to continue the conversation begun by Fennell's inte[...]
Fallen and Cross-Border Literary Commemoration, 1916

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We analyse the centenary-focused, jointly programmed, “One Book Two Cities” mass reading event organised around Lia Mills’ title, Fallen, in Dublin and Belfast in 2016. Drawing on Sarah Pink’s theory of the place-event, we analyse this mass read[...]
Ireland’s English Question

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Brian Dillon, Naoise Dolan, Anne Enright, Patrick Freyne, Sinéad Gleeson, Selina Guinness, Roisin Kiberd and Susan McKay on England and its influences in the shadow of Brexit.
Kate and Kathleen

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This essay compares the writing of Kate O’Brien, celebrated Irish novelist who travelled to Spain and worked mainly in Britain, and of her less well-known cousin by marriage Kathleen Fitzpatrick Bernard, who travelled to France and settled in Pa[...]
Maeve Kelly

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This article considers the work of Irish writer and feminist Maeve Kelly arguing that she has been not only a radical and, to some extent, seminal voice within modern Irish writing, but an author whose work self-consciously reflects upon the pro[...]
McGuinness's Music

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Throughout his long and varied playwriting career, Frank McGuinness has made extensive use of music from a plurality of genres. Music plays a variety of roles in the plays, supporting and enriching dramatic themes and moods. The music of Irish E[...]
Reflections on the Published and Unpublished Poetry of Mary Lavin

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The focus of the overwhelming majority of critical commentary on Mary Lavin's work has been on her short stories. Her poetry, however, can give us insight into Lavin's development as a writer, showing early stages of experiments with themes and [...]
The Right to Dream

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Feminist critics have celebrated Kate O'Brien's pioneering approach to gender and sexuality, yet there has been little exploration of her innovations of the coming-of-age narrative. Creating a modern Irish reworking of the "Bildungsroman", O'Bri[...]
Secrecy, Alterity, and Defiant Femininity in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's The Boys of Bluehill

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This article traces the connections between defiant femininity, indeterminacy, and the theme of secrecy in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's collection "The Boys of Bluehill" (2015). In particular, it analyses the secret as the main poetic device used by[...]
She done Coriolanus at the Convent

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This article explores the gender politics of a neglected one-act play by Teresa Deevy, first staged at the Abbey in 1931, that revolves around the young female protagonist's recollection of a convent production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" in w[...]
Les télévisions celtiques TG4, S4C, BBC Alba, France 3 Bretagne, Brezhoweb

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Les chaînes de télévision en langue celtique TG4 (Irlande), S4C (Pays de Galles), BBC Alba (Écosse), France 3 Bretagne (pour ses émissions en breton) et Brezhoweb (France, Bretagne) reposent sur des langues dont la démographie linguistique reste[...]
Tuam Babies and Kerry Babies

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This article focuses on strictures pertaining to reproduction and childbirth in Tom Murphy's "On the Outside" (1959), "On the Inside" (1974), and "Bailegangaire" (1985), and Mary Leland's "The Killeen" (1985), and the relevance of such to clande[...]
Ulster Weeks

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Brexit has, once again, thrown into sharp relief the uncertain relationship between Ulster unionism and their fellow citizens. Since 1948 a constant concern for unionism has been worries that British ambiguity towards Northern Ireland will event[...]
The Whereabouts of the Kingdom of God

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This article explores the journalistic efforts of the Sinn Féin activists in Arthur Griffith’s circle in the period 1909-11 to define Irish citizenship as an active, nation-building duty rather than the relatively passive electoral and financial[...]
Cursed to the Trees, Enchanted by the Woods

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Drawing on Jane Bennett’s theory of “crossings and enchantment”, this essay considers interspecies transformations in Seamus Heaney’s Sweeney Astray (1983). As a bird-man, Mad King Sweeney discovers that the arboreal environment is a vibrantly i[...]
Derek Mahon’s Geopoetic Horizons

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Derek Mahon’s poetical œuvre can be read as a critical reflection on man’s relation to Earth. This paper first examines how the basic elements of familiar landscapes (land, soil, earth, sea) interact, thus defining a poetic territory viewed from[...]
Despirited Forests, Deforested Landscapes

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This paper studies the history of deforestation in Ireland under the impact of consequent arrivals and departures, among which the advent of Christianity and the Anglo-Norman colonisation left a permanent mark on both the Irish landscape and cul[...]
Digging the Borderland in Brian McGilloway’s The Nameless Dead (2012)

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In the entire Inspector Devlin series, the borderland is central to the plot of Brian McGilloway’s novels, but in The Nameless Dead, written in 2012, not only is the borderland a dividing line, a defining element in the plot and in the narrative[...]
Geomantic de Paula Meehan ou comment lire et dire la nature

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Cet article envisage la façon dont Paula Meehan place la nature au centre de son dernier recueil, Geomantic (2016). La crise post-Celtic Tiger et les commémorations de 1916 conduisent à articuler les enjeux écopoétiques aux questions politiques [...]
Living Water

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It is thirty years since the seminal art exhibition, Clean Irish Sea, was displayed at Dublin City Gallery in 1988. This was arguably the first major Irish art show to specifically address ecological issues. This paper focuses on key works by tw[...]
Nommer la nature

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Gerald of Wales rédigea à la fin du XIIe siècle l’Historia Hiberniae et la Topographia Hibernica, deux ouvrages ethnographiques dans lesquels la nature a toute sa place. Cet article analyse le rapport entre toponymie et nature en s’attardant sur[...]
Relational Difference in Sinéad Morrissey’s Poetry

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The poet from Northern Ireland Sinéad Morrissey has among her concerns that about our conflicting relationship with nature ‒ be it the human body, the environment or the animal world. This paper aims to analyse Morrissey’s ecopoetics: her denunc[...]
Risk and Refuge

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This essay provides a deferred assessment of the uncanniness of dwelling in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland by concentrating on the socioecological fallout of ruins and the longterm casualties of land speculation: that is, transformations of landscape[...]
Brain fever

Article

‘It’s actually quite difficult to remain intensely worried all the time’ [essay]

Livre

Introduction 1. How to make an Irish film Short film "Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty" 2. Animating Ireland Short film "Foxes" 3. Ireland of the horrors Short film "The Herd" 4. Documenting Ireland Short film "Pentecost" 5. Irish histo[...]

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Despite its name, the real subject of J.G. Farrell's Empire Series is not the British empire, but the human condition, a state characterized by 'fall'. He actually uses the falling empire as an overarching metaphor, as well as a rich source of i[...]

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In three urgent pieces of non-fiction Anne Enright explores speech and silence in the lives of Irish women: the long silence surrounding the Mother and Baby home in Tuam which was broken by the voice of Catherine Corless, the silence of Irish li[...]
Rencontre avec Emilie Pine

Evénement enregistré

Emilie PINE, Personne interviewée ; Cliona NI RIORDAIN, Intervieweur | 2019
Événement enregistré dans le cadre de la programmation culturelle du CCI Sous l’effet d’un formidable bouche-à-oreille, le premier ouvrage d’Emilie Pine, Notes to Self, est devenu un véritable phénomène, consacré en novembre 2018 « Livre irla[...]
Apocalypse in a can

Article

"I see the mark of its neon claws on culture, the summation of centuries of fear and machismo."
Details, details

Article

On the essays of Elizabeth Hardwick [review-essay]
Naumburg masters

Article

‘The morning I left, my girlfriend was in tears, bathing our old dog …’ [essay]
The Art of Writing

Article

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

Article

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[...]
Costuming in Sean Keating's self-portraits: theatrical guise or political disguise?

Article

L’œuvre du peintre irlandais Seán Keating (1889–1977) a accompagné l’affirmation d’une irlandité mêlant tradition et modernité. Dans cette perspective, les nombreux autoportraits de l’artiste peuvent être considérés comme un moyen d’incarner un [...]
"Miracles Of Frenzied Impotence". Samuel Beckett's Letters (1941-1956): Portrait Of ambivalence

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Dans cet article consacré au deuxième volume de la correspondance de Samuel Beckett (1941-1956), j’explore l’évolution du rapport qu’entretient Beckett avec lui-même et avec son écriture, un rapport fortement marqué par l’ambivalence et par l’in[...]
More than Meets the 'I': Paul Muldoon's Elegy 'Yarrow'

Article

L’élégie ‘Yarrow’ de Paul Muldoon illustre l’instabilité du « je » poétique, le dédoublement de cette première personne, et la fragmentation de l’identité qui caractérisent les poèmes intimes du poète. En effet, même le poème le plus personnel e[...]
The night gym

Article

Self-improvement and the longing for self-destruction [essay]
Paul Durcan's Self-Portraits as Dialogues

Article

Paul Durcan a peint de nombreux autoportraits intermédiaux, majoritairement à la fois textuels et picturaux, qui brouillent la frontière déjà perméable entre portraits et autoportraits. S’il peut faire des gros plans sur lui-même pour se décrire[...]
Performative Self-Portraiture, Femmage, and Feminist Histories of Irish Art: Amanda Coogan's Snails, after Alice Maher (2010)

Article

En 2010, l’œuvre Snails: After Alice Maher d’Amanda Coogan a été présentée au public dans une des salles du Musée irlandais d’Art Moderne. Cette performance d’une durée de deux heures, durant lesquelles une série d’escargots explorent le visage,[...]
"Random fragments of autobiography": Objects of the Self in Derek Mahon's poetry

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Mahon, en tant que poète mais aussi en tant que personne, s’est toujours montré réticent à l’idée de s’essayer au « jeu autobiographique », peut-être en raison de cette réticence caractéristique de certains poètes nord-irlandais qui ne souhait[...]
A Scot in Ireland: Erskine Nicol's Mid-19th Century Self-Portraits

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Cet article étudie trois autoportraits d’Erskine Nicol (1825–1904) intitulés Self-Portrait with a Rustic Companion (1855), Donnybrook Fair (1859) et Two Figures in an Interior (1863), dans lesquels l’artiste s’est représenté dans un environnemen[...]
'Such a fragile Thing as the human Countenance'. Irish Self-portraiture in the Eighteenth-Century

Article

En s’appuyant sur l’œuvre de James Latham, Charles Jervas, Thomas Frye, Robert Healy, Nathaniel Hone, James Barry, Strickland Lowry and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, cet article vise à démontrer que les autoportraits réalisés par les peintres irlandais[...]
Milk

Article

On donating breastmilk and malfunctioning karma [essay]
Shelter

Article

Memory and forgetting on a midland bog [essay]

Livre

Una MULLALLY, Éditeur scientifique | Londres : Unbound | 2018
Context: abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland north and south. Ireland is the only democracy in the western world to have a constitutional ban on abortion. This is depressing and oppressive, but people are trying to chan[...]
Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Faolain, and the Irish Public Intellectual

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This essay examines the influence of Bernard Shaw on Sean O'Faolain's ideas and his understanding of his role as a public intellectual. In theoretical terms, the essay underscores the rhetorical and concrete importance of precursors, delineating[...]
The Black Swan

Article

This essay views science as a creative mask for the poetry and philosophy of W.B. Yeats. It explores the changing worldview which occurred at the beginning of the twentieth century with the discovery of wave-particle duality by Max Planck in 190[...]
Gothic and Noir

Article

This article argues that the trauma of sexual abuse, particularly child abuse, was represented as early as 1965 in John McGahern’s The Dark, but was only recognized as a major theme in Irish fiction with the publication of Anne Enright’s The Gat[...]
The peat workers

Article

A summer with the people who work – and, in some cases, live – on an Irish bog [essay]
L'autre moi

Article

Claude Cahun’s austere dandyism [review-essay]
All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan

Article

Donal Ryan, author of the Spinning Heart, The Thing about December and a Slanting of the Sun: Stories, has never been an author to shy away from exploring the darker issues and emotions of Irish society and the human psyche. His fourth novel, Al[...]
"Bubbles of joy"

Article

This essay considers the representation of pleasure in three “post”-conflict Northern Irish texts: Glenn Patterson’s novel The Rest Just Follows (2014), Billy Cowan’s play Still Ill (2014) and Lucy Caldwell’s short story collection Multitudes (2[...]
De-composing the Gothic Body in Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent

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This article argues that the corpse seizure in Maria Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent epitomizes the fragmentation of Irish cultural identity, employing Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection to reveal the gothic body as a site of indeterminacy. Narrat[...]
Embodying the Trauma of the Somme as an Ulster Protestant Veteran in Christina Reid's My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name?

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Christina Reid’s radio play My Name, Shall I Tell You My Name? (1987) confronts the crisis of identity that the Somme offensive effectuated for First World War veterans in the North of Ireland. Interrogating the Somme as part of Northern Ireland[...]
Intimations of Morality

Article

Northern Irish playwright Stewart Parker (1941-1988) as well as wrote poetry and experimental prose. His autobiographical novel Hopdance, which deals with the amputation of his left leg when he was nineteen years old, has been edited by his biog[...]
Tunnel vision

Article

Essay: Sex, drugs, and a long train journey in Norway.
Demiurge

Article

Essay: Under the influence of Tino Sehgal (and other things)
Jerusalem, Tunis, Hebron, Jericho

Article

Reportage: Twenty-five years observing the Israel/Palestine conflict

Livre

Ruben BORG, Éditeur scientifique ; Paul FAGAN, Éditeur scientifique ; John MCCOURT, Éditeur scientifique | Cork : Cork University Press | 2017
PART I ‘neither popular nor profitable’: O’Nolan vs. The Plain People ‘irreverence moving towards the blasphemous’: Brian O’Nolan, Blather and Irish popular culture CAROL TAAFFE ‘No more drunk, truculent, witty, celtic, dark, desperate, amoro[...]
Saudade in the City: Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane

Article

Kevin Barry’s IMPAC award winning debut novel City of Bohane presents us with a dystopian West of Ireland narrative trimmed with a stylish Tarantino edge. Following on from his award-winning collection of short stories, There are Little Kingdoms[...]

Livre

Introduction: An Underground Theatre chapter 1: Unlikely Iconoclast: Mairead Ni Ghrada (1896-1971) chapter 2: A Northern Voice: Seamus O Neill (1910-1981) chapter 3: A Theatre of Ideas: Eoghan O Tuairisc (1919-1982) chapter 4: Breaking Down [...]
Abnihilization of the Etym

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This essay examines one of Joyce's references to new physics in Finnegans Wake: the allusion to Ernest Rutherford in the opening section of the third chapter of Book II. The composition of Finnegans Wake coincided with the development of the the[...]
The far-off hills of the imagination

Article

According to most accounts of the literary history of Northern Ireland, the flourishing of poetry during the late 1960s marked a radical departure from the creative stagnation of the preceding decades; Heaney, Mahon, Longley, and others sought t[...]
From Brigit to Bailegangaire

Article

Tom Murphy's "Bailegangaire", premiered by Druid Theatre, Galway, in 1985 has its origins in a three-part TV drama which Murphy started planning in 1981. Of the three scripts only one, "Brigit", was screened by RTÉ in 1988, "The Contest" became [...]
From Exilic to Mobile Identities

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The theme of displacement and a view of exile that differs from traditional definitions of the concept and its associations with feelings of loss and nostalgia are a constant in Colum McCann's oeuvre. Images of flight and fleeing are recurrent i[...]
Home, the Asylum, and the Workhouse in The Shadow of the Glen

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This essay analyses J.M. Synge's construction of domestic and institutional space in his debut play The Shadow of the Glen. The Richmond Asylum and Rathdrum Union Workhouse, the two institutions of confinement which are mentioned in the play, ar[...]
My Memory Gropes in Search of Details

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Many of John Banville's novels engage issues of loss, memory, and identity, but "The Sea" provides the most comprehensive portrait of traumatic loss in his canon. Protagonist Max Morden presents a textbook example of one who has experienced sign[...]
Owl sense

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Essay: Observing the barn owl as its habitats retreat
Queer Seductions of the Maternal in Dorothy Macardle's Earth-bound

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During her lifetime, Dorothy Macardle was a prominent public intellectual in both her native Ireland and post-war Europe. Her passionate engagement in Irish nationalism found expression in her writing; in her only collection of short stories, Ea[...]
History's Prison

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The commemoration of the Easter Rising invokes a spectral nationalism which, in the Irish Republic, has for some years largely lain dormant. That invocation attaches itself all too easily to a call to “fulfil the destiny of the nation”. This tel[...]
Irish Bastards

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This article examines Celia de Fréine’s re-imagining of Brian Merriman’s canonic text The Midnight Court/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche. Through textual and contextual analysis of specific extracts of the texts, the article illustrates how de Fréine’s ver[...]
Republican Themes in the Irish Constitutional Tradition

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Ostensibly, the Irish Constitution of 1937 draws philosophical inspiration from Catholic social teachings and the theory of natural law. While it enshrines rather generic concepts of democracy and popular sovereignty, it seems bereft of distinct[...]
"The right of the people of Ireland to the [...] unfettered control of Irish destinies"

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This article explores Edna O'Brien's more recent fiction and demonstrates how Ireland's most prolific writer continues to systematically expose the ways in which oppression and repression operate in contemporary Ireland. Using Sara Ahmed's work [...]
La souveraineté irlandaise à l'épreuve de l'intégration monétaire européenne

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Publié en 2016, le rapport de la commission d’enquête parlementaire sur les origines de la crise bancaire de 2008-2010 n’a pas minimisé les défaillances irlandaises, mais n’a pas manqué non plus de mettre en évidence l’approche controversée de l[...]
To Rise Again, Revising the Republic

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If we situate the Irish struggle for independence, and the eventual emergence of the Irish Republic, in a lineage of Republics achieved by revolution, we think naturally of the French and American republics as predecessors. Unless we examine the[...]
What Do We Need for a Second Republic?

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This article discusses the prospects of Ireland emerging from crisis renewed and reformed as a second republic. Evidence from opinion polls and surveys confirms Irish citizens value key republican principles of equality, rights and fair distribu[...]
Who Fears to Speak of the Republic?

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The British occupation of Ireland down the centuries was once seen as exploitative and repressive. However, according to “responsible” historians, this British presence in Ireland should be seen as an act of benign generosity. We should accept t[...]
Against Irish Modernism

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This essay rewrites the history of Irish poetic experiment away from modernism, or at least from contemporary industry-driven senses of the term which have multiplied to the point of overuse as a catch-all category. It is divided into two parts.[...]
Codex Vitae

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Randolph Healy's 1997 poem ‘Arbor Vitae’ connects formally experimental poetry with an Irish tradition of politically engaged literature. Eschewing questions of national boundaries or authenticity, Healy instead develops a poetics and ethics of [...]
The history of Ireland he knew before he went to school

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In an interview in 1971 Tom Raworth states ‘I don't really see any reason for a term like “English poet”’ and throughout his career Raworth has resisted such simple national classifications. His work is often discussed in relation to the strong [...]
Image and Witness in Maggie O'Sullivan's A Natural History in 3 Incomplete Parts and POINT.BLANK.RANGE

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This essay takes as its focus the visual elements in Maggie O'Sullivan's "A Natural History in 3 Incomplete Parts" (1985) and "POINT.BLANK.RANGE" (1984). Considering the question of how these visual elements fit in with her wider practice, it ex[...]
Modernism, Empiricism, and Rationalism

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Modernism is usually defined historically as the composite movement at the beginning of the twentieth century which led to a radical break with what had gone before in literature and the other arts. Given the problems of the continuing use of th[...]
Nomadic Ethics

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This essay argues that a feminist ethics of emplaced nomadism underpins Catherine Walsh's "City West". It examines Walsh's engagement with the politics of contemporary neo-liberal Ireland, and argues that her experimentation with nomadism is an [...]
Out Past / Self-Dramatization

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What has lyric to do with any radical phenomenology's choreography? Maurice Scully in "Several Dances" asks that question, as he has for years now, alongside other poets of Ireland's avant-garde whose ‘distinguishing (not inhibiting) feature’, a[...]
Paper and Place

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This essay discusses the issue of place and its representation in the work of the contemporary Irish experimental poet, Billy Mills. It considers the ontological priority Mills's poetry and related critical work grant the object world, and the n[...]
The Poetics of Elegy in Maurice Scully's Humming

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Maurice Scully published "Humming" (2009), a single, self-contained work, after the completion of the monumental eight-book ‘set’ "Things That Happen" (1987–2008). Humming is an elegy, dedicated to the poet's brother, who died in 2004. This arti[...]
Releasing the Chaos of Energies

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This essay addresses appropriation in the poetry of Trevor Joyce. The author analyses the function and impact of textual borrowing in a number of recent poems by Joyce, comparing and contrasting Joyce's appropriative practice to that of a number[...]
Repetition and Alterity

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This essay examines a number of Geoffrey Squires's recent digital texts which were released in various forms online and later standardised and published together in the Kindle Book "Abstract Lyrics and other poems: 2006–2012". It is contended th[...]
The Third Walker

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A review of the two most recent collections by Billy Mills and Catherine Walsh: namely, "Imaginary Gardens" and "Astonished Birds/Cara, Jane, Bob and James", both published by hardPressed poetry in 2012. An attempt is made to describe how both a[...]

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Declan MEADE, Éditeur scientifique | Dublin : New Island | 2016
With essays by: Kevin Barry, Pat Boran, Evelyn Conlon, Sarah Clancy, Dominique Cleary, Martina Devlin, Rob Doyle, Anne Enright, Mia Gallagher, Jack Harte, Anne Haverty, Lia Mills, Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Thomas McCarthy, Lisa McInerney, Belin[...]

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Le procédé parodique dans quelques nouvelles Une version d'un mythe irlandais : « Le Lac de Cathal » L'intertexte ou le reflet d'une Irlande disloquée : La Rivière de l'exil et Ailleurs, en ce pays Influences paternelles dans Le [...]

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Derek GLADWIN, Auteur ; Claire CONNOLLY, Préfacier, etc. | Cork : Cork University Press | 2016
Introduction: Indeterminate Boglands and the Irish Postcolonial Gothic 1. The Protean Nature of Bogs 2. Environments of Empire 3. Spectral Histories of Nationalism 4. Mapping Gothic Bog Bodies 5. Gendered Boglands 6. Bog Gothic, Bog Noir, [...]
Cutting grass and wood

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Reportage by Nick Holdstock: Work and money in rural Hunan
Dancing at the ardfheiseanna

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Essay: A writer who has never heard of P.J. Mara attends the party conferences
Death of a fisherman

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Essay by Caelainn Hogan: On the life and last days of a family friend