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Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
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Carole Jacquet
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Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

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Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

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

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

You will need to present a pass sanitaire

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

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

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Title: Empathy, Mirror Neurons and the Subversion of Certitude : Political Writing and Creative Reading in Short-Stories by Bernard MacLaverty, William Trevor and Colum McCann (2015)
Authors: Claire MAJOLA-LEBLOND, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Etudes irlandaises (Vol 40 n 1 2015)
Article on page: p. 305-324
Languages: English
Descriptors:

ESSAY

LITERATURE

SHORT STORY

WRITER

Abstract: This paper aims at bringing together literary discourse analysis and neurosciences to consider the impact the discovery of Mirror-neurons might have on our understanding of empathy phenomena and consequently on the power of literature to subvert certitude. Examining short-stories set against the backdrop of The Troubles by William Trevor, Bernard MacLaverty or Colum McCann, we shall see how writers make readers literally experience in their bodies and minds conflicting perspectives, hopefully leaving them no other choice but to discard preconceived ideas. In this perspective, any act of writing becomes a political act. Paul Brennan's academic works have always seemed to me tireless efforts to develop the understanding of the other. This is offered in resonance with his deep power of empathy
Publishing country : France
Place of publication : Rennes
Statement of responsibility : Claire Majola-Leblond
Collection : Médiathèque