Negotiating Texts and Contexts in Contemporary Irish Studies
Acknowledgements vii Introduction Negotiating Texts and Contexts 1 Chapter One Ireland in Theory: The Influence of French Theory on Irish Cultural and Societal Development 11 Chapter Two The Ethics of Translation: Seamus Heaney’s Cure at Troy and Beowulf 27 Chapter Three The Body Politic: The Ethics of Responsibility and the Responsibility of Ethics in Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes 47 Chapter Four ‘You can never know women’: Framing Female Identity in Dubliners 67 Chapter Five The Return and Redefinition of the Repressed: Postcolonial Studies and ‘Eveline’ in Dubliners 81 Chapter Six ‘Inner Émigré(s)’: Derrida, Heaney, Yeats and the Hauntological Redefinition of Irishness 99 Chapter Seven ‘Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse’: Catholicism, Deconstruction and Postmodernity in Contemporary Irish Culture 115 Chapter Eight ‘Guests (Geists) of the Nation’: A Heimlich (Unheimlich) Manoeuvre 133 Chapter Nine Global Warnings: Towards a Deconstruction of the Global and the Local 153 Chapter Ten ‘Tá Siad ag Teacht’: Guinness as a Signifier of Irish Cultural Transformation 171 Conclusion 189 Bibliography 193 Index 205
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