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The history essays in this volume explore how expressions of identity-particularly religious and political identity-shaped the experiences of Irish people from the early seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, both in Ireland and abroad. They consist of an examination of the role played by Bonamargy Friary in the Antrim MacDonnells' presentation of their family's status in the early seventeenth century; an exploration of the important role played by Irish courtiers during the years of Charles II's ...
The history essays in this volume explore how expressions of identity-particularly religious and political identity-shaped the experiences of Irish people from the early seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, both in Ireland and abroad. They consist of an examination of the role played by Bonamargy Friary in the Antrim MacDonnells' presentation of their family's status in the early seventeenth century; an exploration of the important role played by Irish courtiers during the years of Charles II's Continental exile; a discussion of tensions between Irish Presbyterians and Anglicans in the 1720s and 1730s, with a particular focus on James Arbuckle's Hibernicus's Letters; an overview of the fraught relations between Irish Presbyterians and their Anglican neighbours on the frontier of Britain's North American colonies in the middle decades of the eighteenth century; an illustration of the masculinist rhetoric employed by Ulster Unionists during the Home Rule crisis from 1912 to 1914; a discussion of the anti-treaty IRA's use of arson attacks in three Munster counties during the Irish Civil War; and, finally, an examination of the impact of W. P. Nicholson's evangelical crusade on Ulster Protestant society in the early 1920s.
The essays in the literature section of this collection represent an eclectic range of interests in Irish literature and Irish literary history. Several of the essays focus on the way in which seminal events in Irish history, in particular the Easter Rising, have been imagined and reimagined over time; they offer new insight into literary responses to, and representations of, those events and explore fresh contexts for thinking about the same. Others take up the question of literary genre and Irish national identity, while a number of contributors explore intertextuality and influence in twentieth-century Irish writing with a special focus on Yeatsian and Joycean afterlives. The usefulness of thinking about literary texts alongside other forms of cultural expression is also examined, in particular the interactions of Irish literature and music. Although wide ranging in its interests, the collection addresses key themes central to the interpretation of Irish literature and culture, including changing concepts of national identity, the place of women in Irish history, and the politics of the Irish literary canon.
Part I New Perspectives on Irish History
Chapter 1 Introduction Brian Griffin 2
Chapter 2 Haunting the Graveyard: The Secrets of a County Antrim Friary Stephen Forrest 7
Chapter 3 Service and Survival: The Impact of Irish Royalists in the Exiled Court of Charles II, 1649-1660 Mark Williams 19
Chapter 4 Swift's Modest Proposer and Shaftesbury Richard Holmes 33
Chapter 5 "Scum of the Earth, and Refuse of Mankind": The Negative Reputation of Irish Presbyterians on the Colonial American Frontier Benjamin Bankhurst 47
Chapter 6 Arming the Men: Ulster Unionist Masculinities and the Home Rule Crisis Jane McGaughey 60
Chapter 7 The Fiery Campaign: New Agendas and Ancient Enmities in the Irish Civil War-A Study of Arson in Three Munster Counties Gemma M. Clark 72
Chapter 8 "Almost Frantic with Joy": The Nicholson Revival and the Belfast Troubles, 1922-23 Timothy Wilson 85
Part II New Perspectives on Irish Literature
Chapter 9 Introduction Ellen McWilliams 102
Chapter 10 Against Insurrection: Eimar O'Duffy and the Memory of the 1916 Rising Frances Flanagan 108
Chapter 11 Images of Ireland: The Easter Rising in the Work of Sidney Gifford Czira (1889-1974) Aurelia L.S. Annat 121
Chapter 12 Irish Heroes in Red War: Alice Cooke and the Poetry of Ulster Unionism Kieron Winterson 136
Chapter 13 Once Upon a Life: Irish Autobiography and the Irish Short Story Claire Lynch 148
Chapter 14 Yeats's MacNeice Tom Walker 160
Chapter 15 "The Curlew" and the Abbey Peter Warlock W.B. Yeats Adrian Paterson 173
Chapter 16 "That Rather Bathetic Irish Variety of Parlour Song": James Joyce Modernist Elementary Music Alex Niven 191