Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland: Violence, Politics and Textual…

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

byPeter Mahon

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Peter Mahon offers an interdisciplinary examination of the complex crossovers of texts, politics and violence in literature and film set during the Northern Irish 'Troubles'. These include novels by Bernard MacLaverty, Glenn Patterson, Pat MacCabe and Louise Dean, and films such as In The Name of the Father and Some Mother's Son.

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Peter Mahon offers an interdisciplinary examination of the complex crossovers of texts, politics and violence in literature and film set during the Northern Irish 'Troubles'. These include novels by Bernard MacLaverty, Glenn Patterson, Pat MacCabe and Louise Dean, and films such as In The Name of the Father and Some Mother's Son.

PETER MAHON is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 10.02 × 5.57 × 0.95 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576435

ISBN - 13:9780230576438

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Blood, Shit and Tears: The Textual Reinscription of Sacrifice, Ritual and Victimhood in Bernard MacLaverty’s Cal
The Law’s Terrifying Double: “Legal Panic” in Glenn Patterson’s That Which Was
Family Matters: Jim Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father and Terry George’s Some Mother’s Son
States of Desire in Patrick McCabe’s Breakfast on Pluto
“Something like God”: Shit, Orifices, and Bodily Signifiers in Louise Dean’s This Human Season
Conclusion: Contaminated Christs
Notes
Index