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Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland
Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland


 
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Authors: Danine Farquharson and Sean Farrell
Affiliation: University of Newfoundland & Northern Illinois University
Publication Year: Hardback 2007
Pages: 232
Size: 234 x 156mm

ISBN: 9781859184240
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The first interdisciplinary study of violence and the modern Irish experience, Shadows of the Gunmen contributes to both Irish studies and the broader examination of violence in the modern world. Providing both examples of and an introduction to recent scholarship that addresses the representations of violence, Shadows of the Gunmen probes the connections between political/historical violence and aesthetic representations thereof.

Scholars have long understood the key roles played by violence in the making of modern Ireland. In recent years, studies on violence have become increasingly creative and sophisticated, as scholars have used new analytical lenses to confront the real challenges faced in 'writing violence.' Much of the best work in this new literature examines the complex relationships between violence and its representation. Shadows of the Gunmen provides a coherent introduction to the latest scholarship. With essays from historians, film scholars, literary critics, and philosophers, Shadows of the Gunmen is both relevant to the particular Irish experience and the broader contemporary world. Violence may not speak, but violence is represented and these depictions are continually interrogated and/or contested in public and private arenas across Ireland and abroad. This volume of essays will explore and probe the connection between political/historical violence and aesthetic representations of such violence. The first interdisciplinary study of violence and the modern Irish experience, Shadows of the Gunmen is a major contribution to both Irish studies and the broader examination of violence in the modern world.

Contents On the Necessity of Violence in the Irish Revolution by Peter Hart, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sean O'Casey and the Dialectics of Violence by Bernice Schrank, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sexing the Rising: Men, Sex, Violence and Easter 1916 by Danine Farquharson, Memorial University of Newfoundland

'Dash and Daring': Imperial Violence and Irish Ambiguity by Timothy G. McMahon, Marquette University, Wisconsin

Writing an Orange Dolly's Brae by Sean Farrell, Northern Illinois University

Symbolic and Hyperreal Violence in the Irish ...Troubles... Movie by Brian McIlroy, University of British Columbia

Undoing the Fanaticism of Meaning: Neil Jordan's Angel by Keith Hopper, Oxford University

Ciaran Carson: The New Urban Poetics by Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Memory, History, Story: Between Poetics and Ethics by Richard Kearney, Boston College

Danine Farquharson is Assistant Professor of English Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Sean Farrell is Associate Professor of History, Northern Illinois University.


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There is much to discuss stimulate reflect on an July 27, 2009
Reviewer: John Kelly North Munster Antiquarian Journal from Republic of Ireland  
There is much to discuss  stimulate  reflect on and perhaps disagree with in this interesting work... for those interested in studying the long term effects of such a traumatic event and the use of memory and remembrance by families and the wider community  it is a timely and valuable study.

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