Modernist afterlives in Irish literature and culture

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  • Creator edited by Paige Reynolds
  • Format Books
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  • Publication London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Anthem Press, 2016. ©2016
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    • x, 202 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781783085736, 1783085738
  • OCLC ocn956397183


  • Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture explores manifestations of the themes, forms and practices of high modernism in Irish literature and culture produced subsequent to this influential movement. This interdisciplinary collection reveals how Irish artists grapple with modernist legacies and forge new modes of expression for modern and contemporary culture.--Publisher description.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: Paige Reynolds -- Literature and language. Anne Fogarty / "A world of hotels and gaols": women novelists and the spaces of Irish modernism, 1930 -- 1932 ; Lucy Collins / "I knew what it meant/not to be at all": death and the (modernist) afterlife in the work of Irish women poets of the 1940s; Leah Flack / "Whatever is given/can always be reimagined": Seamus Heaney's indefinite modernism; Ellen McWilliams / James Joyce and the lives of Edna O'Brien; Alex Davis / Modernist topoi and late modernist praxis in recent Irish poetry (with special reference to the work of David Lloyd); Sarah McKibben / "Aamach leis!" (out with it!): modernist inheritances in Micheál Ó Conghaile's "Athair" (Father) -- Institutions, art and performance. Andrew A. Kuhn / "Make a letter like a monument": remnants of modernist literary institutions in Ireland; Rûisìn Kennedy / Storm in a teacup: Irish modernist art; Linda King / "Particles of meaning": the modernist afterlife in Irish design -- Maria Pramaggiore / Animal afterlives: equine legacies in Irish visual culture; Aoife McGrath / Choreographies of Irish modernity; Emilie Pine / The modernist impulse in Irish theatre: Anu Productions and the Monto -- Afterword: David James / The poetics of perpetuation
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