Thesis (M.A.) (Women, Gender and Writing) - Roehampton University, 2004.
The image of the harp - symbolic of the political and cultural landscape of Ireland for centuries - evokes strong sentiments in the collective Irish imagination. This iconic instrument became the emblem on Irish coinage in the sixteenth century. Since then it has been symbolic of Irish culture, music, and politics - finally evolving into a significant marker of national identity in the. to Irishness, and to Irish identity, that are to be found in the writings of William Butler Yeats and James Joyce. It is my contention that their work enunciates an crucial, I feel that this book is a timely exploration of issues dealing with the literary, political and ethical dimensions of Irish culture and identity. Constructing an Irish Identity. Background: I wrote this paper to explore the topic of Irish identity using James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and various poems by W. B. Yeats. Irish history is tremendously relevant to this subject and hence I have chosen to post it for my readers here. ‘The Bell set out with an editorial mission to describe Irish life, and the book looks at both conscious and unconscious ways the magazine helped to construct for its readers at home and elsewhere a particular vision of what it meant to be Irish [it] is competently written and beautifully produced.
St Patrick's Day is an occasion for reflecting on the meaning and purpose of Irish identity as it has embraced a more open, inclusive, diverse and prosperous society, compared to previous periods. Irish Identity, Influence and Opportunity. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Irish Americans became a powerful political force in U.S. cities. Building on principles of loyalty to the individual and the organization, they helped build political machines capable of getting the vote. Though remembered most for their perceived. There is little evidence that the Northern Irish identity is increasing in popularity in any substantial way. In surveys carried out between and there was a large rise in the proportion of young Protestants choosing to identify as Northern Irish, however this trend has now largely ended. Part of the book talks about how it is almost impossible to create a hybrid identity that is part British and part Irish. “To be Irish you are brought up with songs about how awful the British were.
"James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity" follows the increasing focus on Irish identity in Joyce's major works of prose. This book traces the development of the idea of Ireland, the concept of Irishness, the formation of a national identity and the need to deconstruct a nationalistic self-conception of . A topical and authoritative investigation of the Irish language and identity in Northern Ireland. The phrase 'our own language' has come to symbolize the importance of the Irish language to Irish identity for many Nationalists in Northern Ireland. However, different interests compete to have their version of the meaning and importance of the Irish language accepted. Get this from a library! The construction of Irish identity in American literature. [Christopher Dowd] -- This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond. Book Description. Music and Irish Identity represents the latest stage in a life-long project for Gerry Smyth, focusing here on the ways in which music engages with particular aspects of Irish identity. The nature of popular music and the Irish identity it supposedly articulates have both undergone profound change in recent years: the first as a result of technological and wider industrial.