Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland

Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland

by P. Mahon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230576438
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/10/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

PETER MAHON is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

1 Blood, Shit and Tears: The Textual Reinscription of Sacrifice, Ritual and Victimhood in Bernard MacLaverty's Col 18

2 The Law's Terrifying Double: “Legal Panic” in Glenn Patterson's That Which Was 47

3 Family Matters: Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father and Terry George's Some Mother's Son 87

4 States of Desire in Patrick McCabe's Breakfast on Pluto 126

5 “Something like God”: Shit, Orifices, and Bodily Signifiers in Louise Dean's This Human Season 177

Conclusion: Contaminated Christs 212

Notes 228

Index 255

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