New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature

Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive

Editors: Culleton, C., McGarrity, Maria (Eds.)

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This book scrutinizes the way modern Irish writers exploited or surrendered to primitivism, and how primitivism functions as an idealized nostalgia for the past as a potential representation of difference and connection.

About the authors


CLAIRE A. CULLETON is Professor of Modern British and Irish Literature, Kent State University, USA.
MARIA MCGARRITY is Associate Professor of English, Long Island University, USA.

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" Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive is a very timely intervention in the new Irish studies.The topic of primitivism is everywhere in Irish and post-colonial studies, but only sporadically has it been given sustained attention; the strength of this collection is that it returns our attention to this fundamental topic at what is perhaps a key moment in the development of the new Irish studies. It is, overall, a wonderful and exciting collection." - Enda Duffy, Professor and Graduate Advisor, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    McGarrity, Maria (et al.)

  • Queering the Revivalist’s Pitch: Joycean Engagements with Primitivism

    Pages 17-39

    McCourt, John

  • Robots and Rebels: Technological and Organic Discourse in Pearse’s Political Essays

    Pages 41-61

    Suess, Barbara A.

  • “Magnificent Words and Gestures”: Defining the Primitive in Synge’s The Aran Islands

    Pages 63-76

    Gilmartin, Elizabeth

  • The Ethnographic Roots of Joyce’s Modernism: Exhibiting Ireland’s Primitives in the National Museum and the “Nestor” Episode

    Pages 79-92

    Lancia, Kathleen St. Peters

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive
Editors
  • C. Culleton
  • Maria McGarrity
Series Title
New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61719-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230617193
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61223-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37698-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 244
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