Irish culture is obsessed with the past, and this book asks why and how. In an innovative reading of Irish culture since 1980, Emilie Pine provides a new analysis of theatre, film, television, memoir and art, and interrogates the anti-nostalgia that characterizes so much of contemporary Irish culture.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
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About the Author
EMILIE PINE Lecturer in Modern Drama at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published widely on Irish theatre and film and regularly reviews for Irish Theatre Magazine. She has contributed essays to various collections includingIrish Cultural Memory (2009) and Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture (2009).She is Assistant Editor of the Irish University Review.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction Past Traumas: Representing Institutional Abuse The Remembered Self: Irish Memoir, Past and Present Selves The Exiled Past: The Return of the Irish Emigrant Embodied Memory: Performing the 1980-1 Hunger Strikes In Memoriam: Remembering the Great War Haunted Pasts: Exorcising the Ghosts of Irish Culture Bibliography Index