Crossroads: Performance Studies And Irish Culture by Sara BradyCrossroads: Performance Studies And Irish Culture by Sara Brady

Crossroads: Performance Studies And Irish Culture

bySara Brady, Fintan Walsh

Paperback | August 27, 2009

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The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies.
MATTHEW CAUSEY is Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Drama, Film, and Music at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DAVID CREGAN is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University, USA, where he also teaches in the Irish Studies Program EMILY MARK FITZGERALD is Lecturer in the School o...
Title:Crossroads: Performance Studies And Irish CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:255 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:August 27, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1349305502

ISBN - 13:9781349305506


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Performance Studies and Irish Culture; F.Walsh with S.Brady PART I: TRADITION, RITUAL AND PLAY Performing Ireland: A Performative Approach to the Study of Irish Culture; J.Santino Performing Tradition; B.Sweeney Sporting 'Irish' Identities: Performance and the Gaelic Games; S.Brady 'It's beyond Candide it's Å vejk': Wise Foolery in the Work of Jack Lynch, Storyteller; M.Wilson Traditional Irish Music in the 21st Century: Networks, Technology, and the Negotiation of Authenticity; S.Spencer PART II: PLACE, LANDSCAPE AND COMMEMORATION 'Tapping Secrecies of Stone': Irish Roads as Performances of Movement, Measurement, and Memory; J.Morrison Commemoration and the Performance of Irish Famine Memory; E.M.FitzGerald Embodying the Past for the Tourist Gaze: Performing History and Commemorations of Violence at Free Derry Corner; M.Spangler St Patrick's Purgatory and the Performance of Pilgrimage; D.Cregan PART III: POLITICAL PERFORMANCES Word, Voice, Book, and Act: De Valera and the Oath; A.Pulju Between the Living and the Dead: Performative 'in-betweens' in the Work of Alastair MacLennan; C.Szabó The Bio-politics of Performing Irish-ness; M.Causey PART IV: GENDER, FEMINISM, AND QUEER PERFORMANCE Ghosting Bridgie Cleary: Tom Mac Intyre and Staging this Woman's Death; C.McIvor Challenging Patriarchal Imagery: Amanda Coogan's Performance Art; G.C.Novati Homelysexuality and the 'Beauty' Pageant; F.Walsh PART V: DIASPORA, MIGRATION, GLOBALIZATION Taking Northern Irish Identity on the Road: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival of 2007; E.Moore Quinn Who's Laughing at What?: Currents of Humour in African-Irish Theatre; E.Weitz Parading Multicultural Ireland: Identity Politics and National Agendas in the 2007 St Patrick's Festival; H.Maples Index