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Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

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  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511058745

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  • Nicholas Miller re-examines memory and its role in modern Irish culture. Asserting that a continuous renegotiation of memory is characteristic of Irish modernist writing, he investigates a series of case-studies in modern Irish historical imagination. He reassesses Ireland's self-construction through external or "foreign" discourses such as the cinema, and proposes new readings of Yeats and Joyce as "counter-memorialists." This original study attracts scholars of Modernism, Irish studies, film and literary theory.

    • Reconceptualizes 'modernism' and the 'modern'
    • Offers a new understanding of Ireland's historical and cultural identity
    • Will be of interest to literary and cultural historians as well as Irish studies scholars
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    "...displays a remarkable connective capacity for bridging diverse disciplines and historical periods. Just so, this book will prove useful to readers with interests in Irish studies, literary, film studies, and modernism." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511058745
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Introduction. All history is local: Modernism and the question of memory in a global Ireland
    Part I. The Erotics of Memory:
    1. Lethal histories: memory-work and the text of the past
    2. A Pisgah sight of history: critical authority and the promise of memory
    3. A reservation under the name of Joyce: Rossellini's Viaggio in Italia and the symptom
    Part II. The Spectacles of History:
    4. The birth of a nation: Irish nationalism and the technology of memory, 1891–1921
    5. Fighting the waves: Yeats, Cuchulain and the lethal histories of 'Romantic Ireland'
    6. Joyce's erotics of memory: temporal anamorphosis in Finnegans Wake
    Afterword. The ends of memory and the ex-sistence of Ireland.

  • Author

    Nicholas Andrew Miller, Loyola College, Maryland

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