Deconstructing Ireland by Colin Graham

By Colin Graham

Deconstructing eire examines the direction during which the historical past of modernity and colonialism has built an idea of "Ireland," produced extra frequently as a quotation than an reality. The author's process -- utilizing Derridean deconstruction in alliance with positions in postcolonial and Subaltern reports -- illuminates the best way nationwide id is developed and reconfigured via a desirable variety of fabric, together with literature, political writing, and renowned cultural kinds akin to tv, movie, and advertisements.

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92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. EAST OF ATLANTIS ’ 31 writings on Atlantis: ‘Even the clever work of Donnelly . . is put aside, notwithstanding that its statements are all confined within a frame of strictly scientific proofs. But we write of the future’: H. P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy: Volume II – Anthropogenesis, Third Point Loma Edition (Point Loma: Aryan Theosophical Press, 1925), p. 334. My thanks to Selina Guinness for pointing me to this use of Donnelly’s work.

65. 18. Jacques Derrida, Spectres of Marx: The State of Debt, the Work of Mourning & the New International, trans. by Peggy Kamuf, intro. Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg (London: Routledge, 1994), p. 47. 19. Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics, intro. Jonathan Culler (London: Fontana/Collins, 1978), p. 66. 20. ’, in In the Land of Nod (Dublin: Lilliput, 1996), pp. 55–6. 21. Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, trans. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976), p.

165. 44. On the ‘non-modern’ as a characteristic feature of Irish subalternity see David Lloyd, Ireland After History (Cork: Cork University Press/Field Day, 1999). 45. Joep Leerssen, Remembrance and Imagination: Patterns in the Historical and Literary Representation of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century (Cork: Cork University Press/Field Day, 1996), p. 140. 46. Baudrillard, Revenge of the Crystal, p. 75. 47. Michel Foucault, from Of Other Spaces, quoted in Maguire, ‘The Space of the Nation: History, Culture and a Conflict in Modern Ireland’, 117.

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