Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland: Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions by P. MahonViolence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland: Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions by P. Mahon

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

byP. Mahon

Hardcover | February 10, 2010

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Using the work of René Girard and Jacques Lacan, Mahon develops a new theoretical framework for reading the dynamic interplay of textuality, sexuality, violence, politics, reciprocity and the body in key literary and cinematic texts that engage with the period of political and social unrest in Northern Ireland known as the 'Troubles' (1968-1998).
PETER MAHON teaches in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is the author ofImagining Joyce and Derrida: BetweenFinnegans WakeandGlas andJoyce: A Guide for the Perplexed. He has published essays inELH,James Joyce Quarterly,Irish University ReviewandPartial Answersand is currently compiling a colle...
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Title:Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland: Violence, Politics and Textual…Format:HardcoverDimensions:259 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230576438

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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