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Opening hours

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

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: An Uncanny Myth of Ireland : The Spectralisation of Cuchulain's Body in W.B. Yeats's Plays (2017)
Authors: Zsuzsanna BALAZS, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Etudes irlandaises (Vol 42 n 1 Printemps-été 2017)
Article on page: p. 61-75
Languages: English
Descriptors:

LITERATURE

POETRY

MYTHOLOGY

19TH CENTURY

THEATRE

HISTORY

Abstract: This paper addresses William Butler Yeats’s dramatisation of his life-long interest in the invisible realm and an ideal Irish aristocracy in his five Cuchulain plays. I wish to illustrate how Yeats expresses his increasing ambiguities over the cultural and political capacities of the Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendancy through the changes of the Irish warrior-hero Cuchulain’s body and the growing predominance and influence of the spectral world on his bodily integrity. Even though Cuchulain is generally referred to as the embodiment of Irish national identity and the ideal aristocrat in Yeats’s works, I would like to point out those aspects of his Cuchulain-story, where this idealised narrative of Ireland and the Ascendancy seems to be challenged.

Publishing country : France
Collection : Médiathèque