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Moving Memory – The Dynamics of the Past in Irish Culture

Irish University Review Volume 47, Issue 1

Edited by Emilie Pine

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A Special Issue that focuses on the ways that memory moves transculturally and transhistorically, and how it moves us, emotionally and politically.

This Special Issue of Irish University Review considers the themes and forms of remembrance in Irish culture from the seventeenth century to the present moment, from oral depositions to video games, including the perspectives of academic critics and culture makers. These essays and responses consider the ways that memory moves transculturally and transhistorically, and how it moves us, emotionally and politically.

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Contents

    1. Emilie Pine, Introduction: Moving Memory
    2. Paula Meehan, Three Poems from Geomantics (2016)
    3. Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Memory in Paula Meehan’s Geomantics (2016)
    4. Naomi McAreavey, Portadown, 1641: Memory and the 1641 Depositions
    5. Oona Frawley, Edmund Spenser and Transhistorical Memory in Ireland
    6. Marguérite Corporaal, Moving towards Multidirectionality: Famine Memory, Migration and the Slavery Past in Fiction, 1860-1890
    7. Joseph Lennon, ‘Dreams that hunger makes’: Memories of Hunger in Yeats, Mangan, Speranza, and Irish Folklore
    8. Graham Dawson, The Meaning of ‘moving on’: From Trauma to the History and Memory of Emotions in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland
    9. Stefanie Lehner,‘Parallel Games’ and Queer Memories: Performing LGBT Testimonies in Northern Ireland
    10. Úna Kavanagh and Louise Lowe, The Work of Anu: The Audience is Present
    11. Claire Lynch, ‘Everything not saved will be lost’: Videogames, Violence, and Memory in Contemporary Irish Fiction
    12. Fionnuala Dillane, Breaking Memory Modes: Anne Enright’s and Tana French’s Silent Interruptions

About the Author

Emilie Pine is Lecturer in Modern Drama at University College Dublin and Director of the Irish Memory Studies Research Network

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