21.6 x 13.8 cm. x, 196 pp. 1992 Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume 35
This volume deals with the illumination of literature through the study of other art forms. A diverse and absorbing variety of subjects are called in aid of literary analysis, including music, aesthetics, politics, rebellion, ritual, stage design, painting, sociology, cinema, and colonisation. The essays are adapted from papers given at the 1988 Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies in Montreal, entitled `Cultural and Artistic Contexts of Irish Literature'.
Two essays, by Andrew Carpenter and Mary Helen Thuente, have been added to lend completeness to the collection. The other contributors are: Zack Bowen, Richard Allen Cave, Terry Egleton, John Wilson Foster, Richard Kearney, Declan Kiberd, Edna Longley, Patrick Rafroidi and Wolfgang Zach, with the conference opening address by Hiroshi Suzuki.
PREFACE. Michael Kenneally
OPENING ADDRESS. Hiroshi Suzuki
CHANGING VIEWS ON IRISH MUSICAL AND LITERARY CULTURE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ANGLO-IRISH LITERATURE. Andrew Carpenter
AESTHETICS AND POLITICS In EDMUND BURKE. Terry Eagleton
THE LITERARY SIGNIFICANCE OF THE UNITED IRISHMEN. Mary Helen Thuente
THOMAS MOORE: TOWARDS A REASSESSMENT? Patrick Refroidi
MUSIC AND RITUAL IN ULYSSES. Zack Bowen
STAGE DESIGN AS A FORM OF DRAMATIC CRITICISM. Richard allen Cave
NO MORE POEMS ABOUT PAINTINGS? Edna Longley
CRITICISM, THEATRE AND POLITICS: BRIAN FRIEL'S THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY IN ITS EARLY RECEPTION. Wolfgang Zach
FATHERS AND SONS: IRISH STYLE. Declan Kiberd
MODERN IRISH CINEMA: RE-VIEWING TRADITIONS. Richard Kearney
CULTURE AND COLONIZATION: A NORTHERN PERSPECTIVE. John Wilson Foster
Notes on Contributors
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21.6 x 13.8 cm. viii, 369 pp. 1988 Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature volume 1 Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume 31
This is the first of four intended volumes (only two of which got published) devoted to critical analysis of Irish writing since the 1950s. Each was intended to present a collection of essays that, taken together, should provide a solid foundation for scholars and students interested in the extraordinary achievements of Irish writers in the last three decades.
The essays in this volume map out aspects of the cultural, social and political context of contemporary literature and predominant concerns within a given genre.
The contributors as Anthony Bradley, Terence Brown, Gerald Dawe, John Wilson Foster, Tamsin Hargreaves, Claudia Harris, Dillon Johnston, Colbert Kearney, Edna Longley, Arthur E. McGuinness, Christopher Murray, Fintan O’Toole, Andrew Parkin, Anthony Roche, Michael Toolan, and Walentina Witoszek and Patrick F. Sheeran.
The second volume in the series is Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature, edited by Michael Kenneally.
21.6 x 13.8 cm Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature volume 2 Irish Literary Studies series (ISSN 0140-895X) volume 43
This is the second of four collections of essays intended to be published under the general title Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature (only two were) which are devoted to critical analysis of Irish writing since the 1950s. When taken together, it is intended that the four volumes will provide a solid foundation for scholars and students interested in the extraordinary achievements of Irish writers over the past few decades. The first volume, Cultural Contexts and Literary Idioms in Contemporary Irish Literature, also edited by Professor Kenneally and published in 1988, mapped out aspects of the cultural, social and political context of contemporary Irish writing and examined predominant concerns within a given literary genre.
Essays in the present collection establish some of the defining characteristics of contemporary Irish poetry, examine common features of several groups of poets and present focused analyses of twelve individual poets. The contributors are Elmer Andrews, Rand Brandes, Rory Brennan, Terence Brown, Richard Allen Cave, Tom Clyde, Gerald Dawe, Peter Denman, Maurice Elliott, Eamon Grennan, Edna Longley, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Kathleen McCracken, Peter McDonald, Ron Marken, Gerardine Meaney, Dennis O'Driscoll, Bernard O'Donoghue, Alan Peacock, Linda Revie, Robert Tracy, Stan Smith and Clair Wills.
Michael Kenneally, a native of Youghal, Co.Cork, received his post secondary edition in Canada. He is Professor of English at Marianopolis College, Montreal, and also teaches courses in Irish literature at Concordia University. He is author of Portraying the Self: Sean O'Casey and the Art of Auto-biography (1988) and edited Irish Literature and Culture (1992) as well as the first volume of the Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature series.
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