Irish Modernism And The Global Primitive by C. Culleton

Irish Modernism And The Global Primitive

EditorC. Culleton

Hardcover | January 8, 2009

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This book scrutinizes the way modern Irish writers exploited or surrendered to primitivism, and how primitivism functions as an idealized nostalgia for the past as a potential representation of difference and connection. 

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Maria McGarrity is Associate Professor of English, Long Island University.Claire A. Culleton is Professor of Modern British and Irish Literature, Kent State University.
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Title:Irish Modernism And The Global PrimitiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:January 8, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230612237

ISBN - 13:9780230612235

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Table of Contents

Ambivalent Primitives: Responding to the Celtic Revival * Queering the Revivalist’s Pitch: Joycean Engagements with Primitivism--John McCourt * Robots and Rebels: Technological and Organic Discourse in Pearse’s Political Essays--Barbara A. Suess * “Magnificent Words and Gestures”: Defining the Primitive in Synge’s The Aran Islands--Elizabeth Gilmartin * Primitivism, Ethnography, and Cultural Translation * The Ethnographic Roots of Joyce’s Modernism: Exhibiting Ireland’s Primitives in the National Museum and the “Nestor” Episode--Kathleen St. Peters Lancia * Visible Others: Photography and Romantic Ethnography in Ireland--Justin Carville * “The Loveliness Which Has Not Yet Come Into the World”: Translation as a Revisitation of Joyce’s (Irish) Modernism--M. Teresa Caneda-Cabrera * Primitive Emancipation: Religion, Sexuality, and Freedom in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses--Maria McGarrity * Gender, Primitivism, and the Body * “Reluctant Indians”: Irish Identity and Racial Masquerade--Greg Winston * Female Militancy and Irish Primitivism: Dorothy Macardle’s Earth-Bound--Lisa Weihman * Domestic Gothic, the Global Primitive, and Gender Relations in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September and The House in Paris--Phyllis Lassner and Paula Derdiger * The Gaelic Athletic Association, Joyce, and the Primitive Body--Claire A. Culleton

Editorial Reviews

"There is no doubt that this collection is a must read if we are to understand and untangle the many paradoxes which lie at the core of modern Irish literature." - Papers on Joyce

"Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive accomplishes what it sets out to do: expand the discussion more or less initiated by Garrigan Mattar, expanding it especially in the direction of Joyce." - James Joyce Literary Supplement