Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

Modernism, Ireland and the Erotics of Memory

by Nicholas Andrew Miller
     
 

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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

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521118958
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Miller is Assistant Professor of English at Loyola College in Maryland. His scholarship on Joyce has appeared in the James Joyce Quarterly. This is his first book.

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