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The Crossings of Art in Ireland


Edited By Ruben Moi, Brynhildur Boyce and Charles Armstrong

The essays in this volume explore interartistic connections in Irish literature, drama, film and the visual arts. Within modern and postmodern culture, innovation is often driven by surprising interrelations between the arts, and this book offers a discussion of this phenomenon and analyses a number of artworks that move across disciplines. Several contributors examine the concept of ekphrasis, looking at how Irish writers such as Seamus Heaney, John Banville, Paul Muldoon, Ciaran Carson, Patrick Kavanagh, W.B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett have responded to the visual arts. Others explore interartistic ‘crossings’ in the drama of Brian Friel, in James Barry’s eighteenth-century Shakespeare paintings and in contemporary Irish film. Together, the essays present a fresh perspective on Irish artistic culture and open up new avenues for future study.
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This index is in word-by-word alphabetical order. Footnotes are indicated by the page number followed by ‘n’ and the note number.

Abbey Theatre 132

Abrams, M. H. 215 n5

Abu Ghraib 101

Ackerley, Chris 167 n1, 168, 168 n2, 170

Adams, Gerry 81 n2

Addison, Joseph 139 n31

aesthetic disinterestedness (Arnold) 136–7 aesthetic disinterestedness (Arnold) 136–7

aesthetics, subjective/objective duality 129–30

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