Memory Ireland: Volume 3: The Famine and the Troubles
Syracuse University Press, May 16, 2014 - History - 388 pages
Recent years have seen cultural memory become a significant element in area studies and the humanities. Ireland, with its trauma-filled history and huge global diaspora, presents a fascinating subject for work in this vein. This series as a whole seeks to construct a landscape of cultural memory in Ireland, looking to map—through an examination of various historical moments, spaces, and cultural forms—the ways in which cultural memory shifts over time. Volume 3 focuses on the impact of trauma on cultural memory by considering two cruxes, the Famine and the Troubles, as formative to the study of Irish cultural memory. Topics include hunger strikes, monuments to the Famine, trauma and the politics of memory in the Irish peace process, and Ulster Loyalist battles in the twenty-first century. Gathering the work of leading scholars such as Graham Dawson, Richard Kearney, Margaret Kelleher, David Lloyd, and Joseph Valente, this collection is an essential contribution to the field of Irish studies.
Ardoyne Battle Belfast Bloody Sunday Boyne British Caruth collective memory colonial commemoration conflict contemporary context County Mayo cultural memory dead Deane Deane’s death Derry discourse Donaghmore Drumcree Dublin Dunfanaghy effect emigration emotional essay experience Famine memory forgetting Friel Gaelic Hannah haunted Heaney human hunger strike ibid identity individual Irish American Irish cultural Irish diaspora Irish Famine Irish history Irish Hunger Joyce King Billy LaCapra landscape living Longley loss MacSwiney MacSwiney’s hunger strike means modern monuments mother mourning murals Mycenae narrative narrator nationalist Northern Ireland novel O’Brien ofIrish ofthe one’s Orange Order parade paramilitary past photographs poem political present remember represent representation Ricoeur sense Shankill Shankill Road Sinn Féin social Somme space specter story sublime suggests survivors symbolic Terence MacSwiney tion tradition trauma traumatic event traumatic memory Troubles Ulster unionist victims violence visual W. B. Yeats workhouse Yeats