By Mark Mossman

Protecting a various variety of figures and matters from Jonathan Swift's pornographic poetry to Oscar Wilde's recognized cello-shaped coat this publication collapses Irish stories into the serious point of view of disability stories: linking 'Irishness' and 'disability' jointly permits the emergence of a brand new severe point of view, an Irish incapacity reports.

Show description

Read Online or Download Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800–1922 PDF

Best nonfiction_13 books

Quodons in Mica: Nonlinear Localized Travelling Excitations in Crystals

This ebook offers the present wisdom approximately nonlinear localized vacationing excitations in crystals. Excitations might be vibrational, digital, magnetic or of many different kinds, in lots of kinds of crystals, as silicates, semiconductors and metals. The e-book is devoted to the British scientist FM Russell, lately grew to become eighty.

Subregional Cooperation in the New Europe: Building Security, Prosperity and Solidarity from the Barents to the Black Sea

In accordance with an incredible overseas learn undertaking undertaken through The Institute for East West reports, this booklet offers the 1st accomplished research of a big, yet little explored, function of post-Cold warfare Europe: the emergence of subregional cooperation in components reminiscent of the Barents, the Baltic Sea, vital Europe and the Black Sea.

Extra resources for Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800–1922

Example text

Strephon will learn the pleasure of deep order, so that when he sees “dung” he understands and indeed finds pleasure in knowing that “gaudy tulips” can be raised from it. The eyes, sight itself, are the primary instruments here of normalization and control, of discovering disorder, and then, eventually, of making order out of that disorder. What Strephon sees, feels, and smells in Celia’s room, from her body, sickens him and invokes, in terms of metaphor, another use of the eyes – a horrifying stare.

Formally the poem is built through the generic traditions of the pastoral. The lover (Strephon) and the Lady (Celia) both possess the conventional poetic names used in pastoral poetry and, in the first four lines at least, the neoclassical poem follows an anticipated, Augustan pastoral structure in that at the beginning of the work the reader is presented with a bold, young, most likely supplicant lover and a goddess – a “haughty” Lady – who quite naturally emerges from her chamber in tissues and lace.

This time it is the critic who is configuring Ireland as a body that is ill and that must be treated; this time it is the critic who is using a representation of the disabled body as a new supplementary conceptual structure or prosthesis upon which to build a new, supplemented version of the Irish nation. What is also key to note here, however, is the absolutely static seemingly perpetual nature of this representation, of Young’s mode of critique. As we have already seen, Seamus Deane is also able to key into this line of thought and understand Ireland as fitting, perfectly, inside of it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 33 votes