Irish Contemporary Landscapes in Literature and the Arts

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorMarie Mianowski

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Looking at representations of the Irish landscape in contemporary literature and the arts,this volume discusses the economic, political and environmental issues associated with it, questioning the myths behind Ireland's landscape, from the first Greek descriptions to present day post Celtic-Tiger architecture.

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Looking at representations of the Irish landscape in contemporary literature and the arts,this volume discusses the economic, political and environmental issues associated with it, questioning the myths behind Ireland's landscape, from the first Greek descriptions to present day post Celtic-Tiger architecture.

MARIE MIANOWSKI Lecturer at the University of Nantes, France,where she teaches Irish Studies, Lliterature and translation classes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is the author of a PhD thesis on Flann O'Brien's fiction and of articles on Irish contemporary literature and the representations of landscape and exile.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.67 × 5.64 × 1.05 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230319394

ISBN - 13:9780230319394

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; M.Mianowski
PART I: BIRTH OF THE IRISH LANDSCAPE AND THE MYTH OF LOSS
From Ancient Geographers to the Journey of the Argonauts: Ierne Island (Ireland), a Landscape Island Between Two Worlds; L.André
Landscape, Senchas and the Medieval Irish Mind; D.Hamon
Translating the Facts of Landscape into the Facts of Language: Ethnoecological Ruminations on Glossopoiesis in Early Ireland; F.Bennett
Language and Landscapes of Ireland; J.McCabe
PART II: CONTEMPORARY LITERARY MYTHS
Derek Mahon's Seascapes Mediated through Greece: Antiquity in Modernity, Nature in Abstraction; J.Kruczkowska
Fictionalising Division: The Urban Landscapes of Belfast, Beirut and Berli; S.Schwerter
'The post-past city': Apocalyptic Cityscapes and Cultural Stagnation in the Fiction of Sean O'Reilly; F.McCann
Lived and Learned Landscapes: Literary Geographies and the Irish Topographical Tradition; N.Cronin
Landscapes in Movement: Cosmopolitanism and the Poetics of Space in Colum McCann's Fiction; S.Mikowski
PART III: BORDERSCAPING
Monumental Landscapes: Riding the Boundaries of an Independent Ireland with the Early Sinn Féin Movement; M.Staunton
Irish Nationalism and the Natural Insular Landscape of Ireland Before Partition: Insularity Versus the Wishes of the Inhabitants; P.Cauvet
The Irish Border as a Cultural Landscape; C.McCall
Rural Development in the Border Areas: From 'borderscaping' to Cross-border Planning; M.C.Considère-Charon
PART IV: LOCAL HERITAGE AND GLOBAL SPEED
The Altered Edge. The Impact of the Construction Boom on the Landscape of the Urban Periphery; G.Cahill
Our landscape, Our Heritage - Building Toward a New Legislative Approach to Empower Local Communities; M.Starrett
Standardizing Terminology for Landscape Categorisation - an Irish Agri-environment Perspective; J.Whelan et al
The Metropolitan Cork Green Belt: Synergies and Tensions Between Strategic and Local Understandings of Landscape Value; B.O'Sullivan & K.Ray
PART V: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS AND CREATIONS: THE CHALLENGE OF ART
The Renaissance of the Forest in Contemporary Art in Ireland; Y.Scott
The Geography of the Place in Doherty's Work; C.Grout
Sculpture in the Irish Landscape; P.Murphy
Transforming the City: The Stakes of Cultural and Artistic Landscaping in Post Conflict Belfast; H.Alfaro
Ballymun in Dermot Bolger's Plays: Beyond the Urban Landscape; E.Dumay
Belfast: An Eyeless City; C.Crochet & C.Giriat
Index