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    Edward Said and Irish Criticism

    McCarthy, Conor (2007) Edward Said and Irish Criticism. Eire - Ireland, 42 (1&2). pp. 311-335. ISSN 0013-2683

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    The work of Edward Said has been influential on a global scale, in a manner that very few scholars can ever hope to match. It can safely be asserted that no anti-imperialist writer since Frantz Fanon has successfully addressed so many audiences. This essay traces the response to Said’s work, including but not only his most famous work, Orientalism, in Irish criticism and debates over the last three decades.We will see, in the work of Said’s allies and emulators, and that of his detractors, a number of variations, turns, adaptations, and inflections on Said’s own books and essays. Surveying the archive of responses to Said is valuable in itself, but it also provides a barometer of Irish intellectual engagement with wider international geo-political issues and historical shifts.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Influence; Criticism; Said, Edward W; Ireland; Humanities; Multidisciplinary; Yeats and Decolonization; Orientalism; 1900-1999; criticism; English language literature; Irish criticism; Irish literature; Palestinian literature;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > English
    Item ID: 11443
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    Depositing User: Conor McCarthy
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 15:43
    Journal or Publication Title: Eire - Ireland
    Publisher: Irish American Cultural Institute
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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