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Marion Mossu
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Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
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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: Scale, Deep Time, and the Politics of Representation in Derek Mahon's Life on Earth (2018)
Authors: Eoin FLANNERY, Author
Material Type: Article
In : Irish University Review (Vol 48 n 2 Autumn/Winter 2018)
Article on page: p. 281-298
Languages: English
Descriptors:

CRITICISM

ENVIRONMENT

POETRY

Abstract: 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 matters of ecological belonging and placelessness, in local and international contexts; as well as probing the ethics of anthropocentric historical narration in terms of geological time and the ‘deep’ past. Furthermore, the argument focuses on the poet's attention to scalar relations in time and space and how they relate to anthropogenic climate change. It also highlights Mahon's recourse to ekphrasis in his meditation upon the politics and ethics of aesthetic representation in the context of global environmental destruction.
Publishing country : Grande-Bretagne (Royaume Uni)
Collection : Médiathèque