Limits of Orality and Textuality in Ciaran Carson's Poetry by Grzegorz CzemielLimits of Orality and Textuality in Ciaran Carson's Poetry by Grzegorz Czemiel

Limits of Orality and Textuality in Ciaran Carson's Poetry

byGrzegorz Czemiel

Hardcover | December 29, 2014

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Following the evolution of Ciaran Carson’s work, this book aims to trace the tension between orality and textuality, which can be discerned in the poetry of the Northern-Irish writer. Assuming these forces to be the two major sources of all literature, the author delineates, using deconstruction, how they inform and structure Carson’s poetic œuvre. Further thematic analyses focus on three major themes: memory, city and history, adopting various critical approaches, among them New Historicism and psychoanalysis. Finally, taking cue from Carson’s later work, an epistemological and metaphysical dimension of his poetry is revealed. This serves as the final vantage point from which the author offers a potential glimpse beyond the said dialectic, unveiling Carson’s broadly ethical project.
Grzegorz Czemiel received his PhD at the University of Warsaw and teaches at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland). Specializing in contemporary Northern-Irish poetry, he also explores such topics as cartography, translation and urban studies, psychoanalysis and speculative realism in philosophy.
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Title:Limits of Orality and Textuality in Ciaran Carson's PoetryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363164745X

ISBN - 13:9783631647455

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Table of Contents

Contents: Poetry – Northern Ireland – Oral tradition – Writing – Deconstruction – Phenomenology – The dialectics of orality and textuality – The three mazes: city, memory and history – The limits of knowledge and the space of the poem.

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«I consider this study to be an erudite, sensitive and insightful reading of Ciaran Carson’s poetry.» (Malgorzata Grzegorzewska, University of Warsaw) «With his pioneering, up-to-date study, founded in a variety of theoretical sources, Grzegorz Czemiel establishes himself as an acute literary scholar, displaying creative temperament and intellectual inquisitiveness, well-versed in the most important currents of today’s humanities, and offering us often ingenious and thoughtful interpretations of modern literary texts.» (Jerzy Jarniewicz, University of Lódz)