OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

ISBN : 9780198864486

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¥16,434
著者: 
Isabelle Torrance; Donncha O'Rourke
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496 ページ
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Hardcover
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156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2020年07月
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This collection addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. The 1916 Easter Rising, when Irish nationalists rose up against British imperial forces, became almost instantly mythologized in Irish political memory as a turning point in the nation's history that paved the way for Irish independence. Its centenary has provided a natural point for reflection on Irish politics, and this volume highlights an unexplored element in Irish political discourse, namely its frequent reliance on, reference to, and tensions with classical Greek and Roman models. Topics covered include the reception and rejection of classical culture in Ireland; the politics of Irish language engagement with Greek and Roman models; the intersection of Irish literature with scholarship in Classics and Celtic Studies; the use of classical referents to articulate political inequalities across gender, sexual, and class hierarchies; meditations on the Northern Irish conflict through classical literature; and the political implications of neoclassical material culture in Irish society. As the only country colonized by Britain with a pre-existing indigenous heritage of expertise in classical languages and literature, postcolonial Ireland represents a unique case in the field of classical reception. This book opens a window on a rich and varied dialogue between significant figures in Irish cultural history and the Greek and Roman sources that have inspired them, a dialogue that is firmly rooted in Ireland's historical past and continues to be ever-evolving.

目次: 

1 Isabelle Torrance and Donncha O Rourke: Classics and Irish Politics: Introduction
I. RECEPTION AND REJECTION OF THE CLASSICS IN IRELAND
2 Declan Kiberd: The Use and Abuse of Classics: Thoughts on Empire, Epic, and Language
3 Brian McGing: Greece, Rome, and the Revolutionaries of 1916
4 Eoghan Moloney: Classics in the Van of the Irish Revolt: Thomas MacDonagh, 'alien to Athens and Rome?'
II: LANGUAGE POLITICS
5 Sile Ni Mhurchu: Translating into Irish from Greek and Latin in the Early Years of the Irish State
6 Padraic Moran: Classics through Irish at University College, Galway, 1931-1978
7 Fiachra Mac Gorain: Dinneen's Irish Virgil
8 Cillian O Hogan: 'Irish is Latin improved by occidental vernacularity': Classics, Medievalism, and Cultural Politics in Myles na gCopaleen's Cruiskeen Lawn Columns
III: BETWEEN SCHOLARSHIP AND LITERATURE
9 Arabella Currie: Abjection and the Irish-Greek Fir Bolg in Aran Island Writing
10 Edith Hall: Sinn Fein and Ulysses: Between Professor Robert Mitchell Henry and James Joyce
11 Chris Morash: The Dark Road: Yeats and Oedipus
IV: GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND CLASS
12 Eibhear Walshe: Not President in Ancient Greece: Wilde, Classicism, and Homosexuality in Modern Ireland
13 Isabelle Torrance: Trojan Women and Irish Sexual Politics, 1920-2015
14 Siobhan McElduff: Irish Didos: Empire, Gender, and Class in the Irish Popular Tradition to Frank McGuinness' Carthaginians
V: CLASSICAL POETRY AND NORTHERN IRELAND
15 Donncha O Rourke: Elegies for Ireland: W.B. Yeats, Michael Longley, and the Roman Elegists
16 Maureen Alden: Michael Longley's 'Ceasefire' and the Iliad
17 Isabelle Torrance: Post-Ceasefire Antigones and Northern Ireland
VI: MATERIAL CULTURE AND (DE)COLONIALISM
18 Judith Hill: Classicism in the Making of Commemorative Monuments in Newly Independent Ireland
19 Suzanne O Neill: A Tale of Two Buildings: The Politics of Neoclassicism in Belfast and Dublin
20 Christine Morris: Images from a Usable Past: The Classical Themes of Irish Coinage, 1928-2002
21 Richard P. Martin: Epilogue
Works Cited
Index

著者について: 

Isabelle Torrance is Professor of Classical Reception at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has published extensively on classical Greek literature, especially Greek tragedy, and its reception. From 2019-2024 she is Principal Investigator on the ERC-funded project Classical Influences and Irish Culture.; Donncha O'Rourke is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on classical literature, especially Roman elegiac and didactic poetry.

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