Memory Ireland Vol. 2
Diaspora and Memory Practices
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: Syracuse University Press
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I continue to be grateful to a number of people whose support for this project has been most valuable. My colleagues in the English Department at the National University of Ireland Maynooth provide much intellectual stimulus as well as lovely...
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Memory and the Irish Diaspora
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A striking aspect of Irish studies has been its success beyond Irelandâs geographical boundaries. Indeed, much of the initial impetus for Irish studies as a field seemed to come from outside of Ireland, and it is now usual to hear of Irish...
1. Imaginary Connections? Postmemory and Irish Diaspora Writing
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In 2004, Clint Eastwoodâs film Million Dollar Baby became the latest in a line of Hollywood movies to present Irishness as a metaphor for home, belonging, and connectednessâall the values perceived to be missing in an early-twenty-first-century world dominated...
2. Roots and Rhizomes in Irish-Australian Ancestral Memory
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The terrain of Irish memory in Australia is diverse and uneven, but Australian authors have done much to map this territory in the past few decades, beginning with Vincent Buckleyâs Memory Ireland and reaching a new height in the 1990s in the work...
3. Chronotopic Memory in Contemporary Irish-Canadian Literature
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In contemporary Irish-Canadian literature, memory of Ireland is a site of careful negotiation because memory is such a powerful instrument: it is an agent that both constructs and constitutes the Irish ethnie, and, eventually...
4. Cultural Memory, Identity, and Irish-American Nostalgia
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On 2 March 1895, in Chicagoâs Saturday Evening Post, Martin Dooleyâ publican and sage advisor to Bridgeportâs immigrant Irish community, the creation of writer Finley Peter Dunneâdiscussed a lecture on âthâ origin iv thâ people...
5. Race and Irish Cultural Memory
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Early in 2008, when Barack Obamaâs campaign for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States began to look like it might succeed, some Irish people began to claim him as their own, tracing his maternal roots to a...
6. The Kitsch of the Dispossessed
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Since the midânineteenth century at least, Ireland has appeared in American culture somewhat as it does on âThe Surrealist Map of the Worldââ larger than life and severely distorted. Most imported Irish cultural elements have...
7. Private Memories, Public Display: Jewelry, Souvenirs, and Tattoos as Icons of Irishness
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In 1850, Waterhouse & Co., Jewelers of Dame Street, Dublin, acquired a fabulous golden brooch that had recently washed up on a Drogheda beach, like a message in a bottle from the ancient Irish past (Whitfield 1976, 106). Made of gilt silver...
8. Remembering the Homeland: St. Patrickâs Day Celebrations in New Zealand to 1910
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The wearing of the green on St. Patrickâs Day, commented a reporter in the Otago Witness, âshows no sign of wearing out . . . everywhere the colourâgreen scarves and ties about the neck, green trimmings about the hat, and at the breast...
9. Lancashire Shasana
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There is a huge Before and After in the middle of my childhood that has to do with two different countries, England and Ireland. This is not so unusual, as such. Many children move about internationally with their parents, but in my mind...
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Cultural memory, as the project Memory Ireland demonstrates, has an array of milieus. Irish cultural memory can be located at heritage sites, embodied by memorials and museums, found in landscapes inscribed with place names that have changed over...
10. Memory Transfer
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One of the words that is buzzing though Molly and Leopold Bloomâs heads on 16 June 1904 is metempsychosis. As we can gather from the repeated references (including the garbled âmet him pike hosesâ), Molly comes...
11. âThe Tone of Defianceâ: Music, Memory, and Irish Nationalism
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Ireland, with its reputation as the âLand of Song,â is the only country in the world to have a musical instrument as its national symbol. It is thus not surprising that music is so intimately involved in the collective remembering of events...
12. âNonsynchronism,â Traditional Music, and Memory in Ireland
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"Sound,â the American composer Morton Feldman wrote, âdoes not know its historyâ (2000, 22). Feldmanâs statement captures a particularly modernist approach to the material aspect of art: in the case of music, sound is to be encountered as a thing in itself...
13. The Eviction Photograph as Shifting Trace
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It has been noted that âthe language of memory does seem to be above all a language of imagesâ (Kuhn 2000, 188). Susan Sontag argues that photographyâs preeminence within the âlanguageâ of memory stems from the mechanics of how memory...
14. Reconfiguring the Traveller Self: Cultural Memory and Belonging
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That Travellers and other âoutsidersâ have never felt âat homeâ in the literature and visual culture of the Irish mainstream is, by now, an acknowledged truism. The long-established quintessential âoutsider,â the figure of the Traveller...
15. Gaelic Games and the Construction of Memory and Identity
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"Irishâ spaces in the United States are constructions of memory, tradition, and identity that can inhabit both physical and psychic realms. The New Yorkâbased Irish Echo newspaper, for example, invites readers to âVisit Ireland every week of the year...
16. Food, Immigrants, and the Irish Diaspora
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Mary Butler played a small part in the early-twentieth-century crusade to revive authentic Irish culture, as imagined by the nationalist movement. In a pamphlet addressed to the women of Ireland, she crafted a list of fifteen ways that they might...
17. Cooking at the Hearth: The âIrish Cottageâ and Womenâs Lived Experience
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The traditional Irish cottage is an enduring icon that represents varieties of Irishness to varieties of observers. The subject of poems and travelogues, postcards and photographs, it has been monumentalized in such commemorations as the Hunger...
18. Getting the Measure of Treasure Island
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One âmeasureâ of which Iâm thinking is an Imperial measure, a gill or noggin, the quarter-pint of rum Iâd be sent into the Eagle Bar in Charlemont to buy each mid-November. The rum wasnât meant for drinking, needless to say, since our house...
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Page Count: 312
Illustrations: 6 black & white
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: Irish Studies