Summary Book Review The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 by Alison Garden:
Download or read book The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 written by Alison Garden and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A seminal human rights activist, a key figure in the struggle for Irish independence, a traitor to British imperialism and an enthusiastic recorder of a sexual life lived in the shadows: through Casement, writers have been able to commune and negotiate with a difficult past. This book explores the literary afterlives of one of Ireland's most enigmatic and controversial sons.
Summary Book Review The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 by Alison Garden:
Download or read book The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 written by Alison Garden and published by . This book was released on 2020-06-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the literary and cultural afterlives ofIreland's most enigmatic, shape-shifting and controversial son: Roger Casement.Drawing upon atransnational selection of modern and contemporary texts, alongside significantarchival research, this book positions Casement as a vital and fascinating figure in the compromised and contradictory terrainof Anglo-Irish history.
Summary Book Review Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890-1950 by Katherine Ebury:
Download or read book Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890-1950 written by Katherine Ebury and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how the cultural and ethical power of literature offered early twentieth-century readers opportunities for thinking through capital punishment in the UK, Ireland and the US in the period between 1890 and 1950. Modern Literature and the Death Penalty, 1890-1950 therefore considers how connections between high and popular culture seem particularly inextricable where the death penalty is at stake. This book will consider a range of forms, including: short stories; pulp fiction; detective fiction; plays; polemic; criminological and psychoanalytic tracts; letters and memoirs by condemned persons and by executioners; and major works of canonical literature by authors including James Joyce, Theodore Dreiser, Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Flann OBrien. Cases of the death penalty that sparked particular public debate and had substantial literary influence are explored, including the Roger Casement Case (UK (Ireland) 1916), the Edith Thompson case (UK, 1923) and the Leopold and Loeb case (USA, 1924). .
Author :Adam Hanna Publisher :Liverpool University Press Release Date :2022-08-13 ISBN 10 :9781802071207 Pages :312 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (12 users download)
Summary Book Review Law and Literature: The Irish Case by Adam Hanna:
Download or read book Law and Literature: The Irish Case written by Adam Hanna and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-13 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Law and Literature: The Irish Case is a collection of fascinating essays by literary and legal scholars which explore the intersections between law and literature in Ireland from the eighteenth century to the present day. Sharing a concern for the cultural life of law and the legal life of culture, the contributors shine a light on the ways in which the legal and the literary have spoken to each other, of each other, and, at times, for each other, on the island of Ireland in the last three centuries. Several of the chapters discuss how texts and writers have found their ways into the law’s chambers and contributed to the development of jurisprudence. The essays in the collection also reveal the juridical and jurisprudential forces that have shaped the production and reception of Irish literary culture, revealing the law’s popular reception and its extra-legal afterlives.
Summary Book Review Great Hatred by Ronan McGreevy:
Download or read book Great Hatred written by Ronan McGreevy and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A gripping investigation into one of Irish history's greatest mysteries, Great Hatred reveals the true story behind one of the most significant political assassinations to ever have been committed on British soil. 'Heart-stopping . . . The book is both forensic and a page-turner, and ultimately deeply tragic, for Ireland as much as for the murder victim.' MICHAEL PORTILLO 'Gripping from start to finish. McGreevy turns a forensic mind to a political assassination that changed the course of history, uncovering a trove of unseen evidence in the process.' ANITA ANAND, author of The Patient Assassin 'Invaluable.' IRISH TIMES 'Intellgient and insightful.' IRISH INDEPENDENT On 22 June 1922, Sir Henry Wilson - the former head of the British army and one of those credited with winning the First World War - was shot and killed by two veterans of that war turned IRA members in what was the most significant political murder to have taken place on British soil for more than a century. His assassins were well-educated and pious men. One had lost a leg during the Battle of Passchendaele. Shocking British society to the core, the shooting caused consternation in the government and almost restarted the conflict between Britain and Ireland that had ended with the Anglo-Irish Treaty just five months earlier. Wilson's assassination triggered the Irish Civil War, which cast the darkest of shadows over the new Irish State. Who ordered the killing? Why did two English-born Irish nationalists kill an Irish-born British imperialist? What was Wilson's role in the Northern Ireland government and the violence which matched the intensity of the Troubles fifty years later? Why would Michael Collins, who risked his life to sign a peace treaty with Great Britain, want one of its most famous soldiers dead, and how did the Wilson assassination lead to Collins' tragic death in an ambush two months later? Drawing upon newly released archival material and never-before-seen documentation, Great Hatred is a revelatory work that sheds light on a moment that changed the course of Irish and British history for ever. 'McGreevy provides more than the anatomy of a political murder; in reconstructing this era of blood, poverty and wartime trauma, he also gives full expression to the terrible forces that WB Yeats once called the "fanatic heart" and the "great hatred".' THE TIMES 'Thoughtful and well-researched . . . an important and valuable addition to the library of the Irish Revolution.' PROFESSOR DIARMAID FERRITER, University College Dublin
Summary Book Review Irish Literature in Italy in the Era of the World Wars by Antonio Bibbò:
Download or read book Irish Literature in Italy in the Era of the World Wars written by Antonio Bibbò and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses both the dissemination and increased understanding of the specificity of Irish literature in Italy during the first half of the twentieth century. This period was a crucial time of nation-building for both countries. Antonio Bibbò illustrates the various images of Ireland that circulated in Italy, focusing on political and cultural discourses and examines the laborious formation of an Irish literary canon in Italy. The center of this analysis relies on books and articles on Irish politics, culture, and literature produced in Italy, including pamplets, anthologies, literary histories, and propaganda; translations of texts by Irish writers; and archival material produced by writers, publishers, and cultural and political institutions. Bibbò argues that the construction of different and often conflicting ideas of Ireland in Italy as well as the wavering understanding of the distinctiveness of Irish culture, substantially affected the Italian responses to Irish writers and their presence within the Italian publishing field. This book contributes to the discussion on transnational aspects of canon formation, reception studies, and Italian cultural studies.
Summary Book Review Irish Modernisms by Paul Fagan:
Download or read book Irish Modernisms written by Paul Fagan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on previously unexplored gaps, limitations and avenues of inquiry within the canon and scholarship of Irish modernism to develop a more attentive and fluid theoretical account of this conceptual field. Foregrounding interfaces between literary, visual, musical, dramatic, cinematic, epistolary and journalistic media, these essays introduce previously peripheral writers, artists and cultural figures to debates about Irish modernism: Hannah Berman, Ethel Colburn Mayne, Mary Devenport O'Neill, Sheila Wingfield, Freda Laughton, Rhoda Coghill, Elizabeth Bowen, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Joseph Plunkett, Liam O'Flaherty, Edward Martyn, Jane Barlow, Seosamh Ó Torna, Jack B. Yeats and Brian O'Nolan all feature here to interrogate the term's implications. Probing Irish modernism's responsiveness to contemporary theory beyond postcolonial and Irish studies, Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities uses diverse paradigms, including weak theory, biopolitics, posthumanism and the nonhuman turn, to rethink Irish modernism's organising themes: the material body, language, mediality, canonicity, war, state violence, prostitution, temporality, death, mourning. Across the volume, cutting-edge work from queer theory and gender studies draws urgent attention to the too-often marginalized importance of women's writing and queer expression to the Irish avant-garde, while critical reappraisals of the coordinates of race and national history compel us to ask not only where and when Irish modernism occurred, but also whose modernism it was?
Download or read book Humanity written by Judith Becker and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume investigates the development of the concepts and practices of "humanity" from the sixteenth century up to the present. By taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the contributers focus on Europe as well as Europe's relations to other world regions in the process that shaped "humanity". They show how this emerging concept led to the overcoming of fundamental divisions in many spheres on the one hand and the formation of new hierarchies on the other.
Summary Book Review Sprache - Macht - Rassismus by Gudrun Hentges:
Download or read book Sprache - Macht - Rassismus written by Gudrun Hentges and published by . This book was released on 2014-02 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Zeit der Asche by Jorge Volpi Escalante:
Download or read book Zeit der Asche written by Jorge Volpi Escalante and published by Klett-Cotta. This book was released on 2009 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: