Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World

Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World
Title Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World PDF eBook
Author Lorna G. Barrow
Publisher Sydney University Press
Pages 205
Release 2020-12-01
Genre History
ISBN 1743327145

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Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World delves deep into the experience of Celtic communities and individuals in the late medieval period through to the modern age. Its thirteen essays range widely, from Scottish soldiers in France in the fifteenth century to Gaelic-speaking communities in rural New South Wales in the twentieth, and expatriate Irish dancers in the twenty-first. Connecting them are the recurring themes of memory and foresight: how have Celtic communities maintained connections to the past while keeping an eye on the future? Chapters explore language loss and preservation in Celtic countries and among Celtic migrant communities, and the influence of Celtic culture on writers such as Dylan Thomas and James Joyce. In Australia, how have Irish, Welsh and Scottish migrants engaged with the politics and culture of their home countries, and how has the idea of a Celtic identity changed over time? Drawing on anthropology, architecture, history, linguistics, literature and philosophy, Memory and Foresight in the Celtic World offers diverse, thought-provoking insights into Celtic culture and identity.




Celtic Memories

Celtic Memories
Title Celtic Memories PDF eBook
Author Norreys Jephson O'Conor
Publisher
Pages 72
Release 1914
Genre Irish poetry
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Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World

Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World
Title Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World PDF eBook
Author Professor Jonathan Wooding
Publisher Sydney University Press
Pages 210
Release 2020-03-02
Genre History
ISBN 1743326793

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Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early and Medieval Celtic World brings together a collection of studies that closely explore aspects of culture and history of Celtic-speaking nations. Non-narrative sources and cross-disciplinary approaches shed new light on traditional questions concerning commemoration,sources of political authority, and the nature of religious identity. Leading scholars and early-career researchers bring to bear hermeneutics from studies of religion and literary criticism alongside more traditional philological and historical methodologies. All the studies in this book bring to their particular tasks an acknowledgement of the importance of religion in the worldview of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Their approaches reflect a critical turn in Celtic studies that has proved immensely productive across the last two decades.




English Romanticism and the Celtic World

English Romanticism and the Celtic World
Title English Romanticism and the Celtic World PDF eBook
Author Gerard Carruthers
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 279
Release 2003-05-15
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1139435949

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English Romanticism and the Celtic World explores the way in which British Romantic writers responded to the national and cultural identities of the 'four nations' England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The essays collected here, by specialists in the field, interrogate the cultural centres as well as the peripheries of Romanticism, and the interactions between these. They underline 'Celticism' as an emergent strand of cultural ethnicity during the eighteenth century, examining the constructions of Celticness and Britishness in the Romantic period, including the ways in which the 'Celtic' countries viewed themselves in the light of Romanticism. Other topics include the development of Welsh antiquarianism, the Ossian controversy, Irish nationalism, Celtic landscapes, Romantic form and Orientalism. The collection covers writing by Blake, Wordsworth, Scott, Byron and Shelley, and will be of interest to scholars of Romanticism and Celtic studies.




Celtic Geographies

Celtic Geographies
Title Celtic Geographies PDF eBook
Author David C. Harvey
Publisher Routledge
Pages 289
Release 2001-12-06
Genre Science
ISBN 1134593015

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This book critically examines the notion of Celticity from a geographical perspective and explores the ways an old culture is being reinvented to serve the needs of a particular group of people in these new times.




Irish Memories

Irish Memories
Title Irish Memories PDF eBook
Author Martin Ross
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 284
Release 2022-06-13
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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"Irish Memories" is a compilation of excerpts and descriptions of Irish life during the early 1900s. Written by Edith Somerville and Violet Florence Martin but published under the name Martin Ross, these two women managed to create a literary text that immerses its readers in the rich and magical culture of Ireland. Recounting the life and times of citizens during the ups and downs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, modern readers will find themselves engrossed and unable to put the book down until it's finished.




Celtic Shakespeare

Celtic Shakespeare
Title Celtic Shakespeare PDF eBook
Author Rory Loughnane
Publisher Routledge
Pages 368
Release 2016-04-08
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1317169069

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Drawing together some of the leading academics in the field of Shakespeare studies, this volume examines the commonalities and differences in addressing a notionally 'Celtic' Shakespeare. Celtic contexts have been established for many of Shakespeare's plays, and there has been interest too in the ways in which Irish, Scottish and Welsh critics, editors and translators have reimagined Shakespeare, claiming, connecting with and correcting him. This collection fills a major gap in literary criticism by bringing together the best scholarship on the individual nations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a way that emphasizes cultural crossovers and crucibles of conflict. The volume is divided into three chronologically ordered sections: Tudor Reflections, Stuart Revisions and Celtic Afterlives. This division of essays directs attention to Shakespeare's transformed treatment of national identity in plays written respectively in the reigns of Elizabeth and James, but also takes account of later regional receptions and the cultural impact of the playwright's dramatic works. The first two sections contain fresh readings of a number of the individual plays, and pay particular attention to the ways in which Shakespeare attends to contemporary understandings of national identity in the light of recent history. Juxtaposing this material with subsequent critical receptions of Shakespeare's works, from Milton to Shaw, this volume addresses a significant critical lacuna in Shakespearean criticism. Rather than reading these plays from a solitary national perspective, the essays in this volume cohere in a wide-ranging treatment of Shakespeare's direct and oblique references to the archipelago, and the problematic issue of national identity.