Origins, Contexts, Publics
Edited By Edwina Keown and Carol Taaffe
Acknowledgements vii Edwina Keown and Carol Taaffe Introduction: Ireland and Modernism 1 Part I Irish Modernism: Origins and Contexts Jean-Michel Rabaté Dublin, 1913: Irish Modernism and International Modernism 9 Jim Shanahan ‘Vivid Irish History’: Frank Mathew’s The Wood of the Brambles and the Prehistory of Irish Modernist Fiction 31 Anne Markey Modernism, Maunsel and the Irish Short Story 47 Part II Border Crossings: Ireland and Europe Michael McAteer Expressionism, Ireland and the First World War: Yeats, O’Casey, McGuinness 65 Robert Baines Seeing through the Mask: Valery Larbaud’s ‘James Joyce’ and the Problem of Irish Modernism 81 Karen E. Brown Thomas MacGreevy and Irish Modernism: Between Word and Image 95 Eamonn Hughes Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 111 Part III Catholic Modernism in Ireland Rhiannon Moss Thomas MacGreevy, T.S. Eliot and Catholic Modernism in Ireland 131 Jennika Baines A Rock and a Hard Place: Sweeny as Sisyphus and Job in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds 145 James Matthew Wilson Late Modernism and the Marketplace in Denis Devlin’s The Heavenly Foreigner 159 Part IV Evolving Irish Modernism: Literature, Visual Arts, Architecture Róisín Kennedy Experimentalism or Mere Chaos? The White Stag Group and the Reception of Subjective Art in Ireland 179 Ellen Rowley Transitional Modernism: The Case of 1950s Church Architecture in Dublin 195 Edwina Keown New Horizons: Irish Aviation, Lemass and Deferred Anglo-Irish Modernism in Elizabeth Bowen’s A World of Love 217 Notes on Contributors 237 Index 241
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