ENG 150: Anglo-Irish Literature - Study Guide
ENG 150: Anglo-Irish Literature - Study Guide ENG 150
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Charles Parnell tried to push a peaceful resolution but failed WWI Irish refused to be conscripted to fight for Great Britain 0 meanwhile Patrick Pearse in the Easter Rising read the declaration of the Irish republic in Dublin I whole central Dublin destroyed I British arrested and began executing leaders I this led to mass uprisings and widespread IRA fellowship British recruited 3939Black and Tansquot to fight as vigilantes against IRA Ultimately Ireland became first country to become independent from the British crown 0 however Britain divided the country Ireland into two 1921 Kept 6 counties in Northern Ireland Belfast becoming capital Emigration got worse after independence Republic of Ireland was extremely poor cut off from Britain main market and supplier and did not receive Marshall plan money Northern Ireland even worse off an Apartheid State 13 Catholic 23 Protestant with heavy discrimination of the former O This led to The Troubles fought mainly as the rekindled IRA vs British Army 0 1995 Peace brokered with help of Clinton administration Today Republic of Ireland is part of EU and has undergone an economic boom until the recent recession 10714 Page 5 Lectu re 3 Hea ney Thursolayg ctler 39 ZQJ14 335 PM Won nobel prize in literature Catholic start writing poetry during the troubles Tried to stay out of taking sides non partisant 0 Want to write poetry about private things did not want to involved politics in his poetry 0 He did not defend own Catholics Heaney a lyric poet ideal poem minimalistic instantly capture a message w slightest intervention If you blink you miss it 10914 Page 6 Lectu re 4 Yeats Tuesolay ctler Z1 ZQJ14 626 PM Part of Gaelic Revival Grew up upper middle class Inspired by old Gaelic folklore and mythological heroes Wrote in a style of literal translation from Gaelic Glamourized everyday life by weaving heroism into common activities Meanwhile rest of modern writers were commenting on the drabnessdullness of modernity Eg TS Eliot His life can be divided into 3 sections Part pursuing girl Part 2 entering political life partly due to pushing by love Maud Gonne Part 3 got on side of peace leave Northern Ireland to the Brits don39t fight on for it In older life he felt partly responsible for inciting violence with his poems lived in a refurbished Irish castle visited Summerland married an Englishwoman he met through his newfound spirituality organization wrote political poems in his older age 101314 Page 7 Lecture 5 Irish Culture Tuesolayg ctler 212 Z 14 639 PM Irish TimesIrish Independent The DublinersClancy Brothers Pogues Shane McGee Teeth younger Panxty Irish traditional music Love Baad quotShe moved through the fairquot quotOncequot movie Irish quotThe Wind that shakes the Barleyquot quotCircle of Friendsquot quotRyan39s Daughterquot quotThe Crying Gamequot 102114 Page 8 Synge Wednesday ctber Z9 Z 14 519 PM Son of a wealthy landlord Good friends with Yeats wrote play about poorest Irish on his recommendation instead of romping About Europe in search of inspiration met in Europe too Peasants spoke Gaelic but need to translate that into English for the playgoers of Dublin uppermiddle class Citizens Invented a language quotSyngesongquot Riot incited by quotshiftsquot Christy fits stereotype of Wild Irishman Fake it till you make it until he believes it himself Makes it all up but starts out a loser turns into a man On the other hand Pegeen starts off feisty and independent and strong and demures after violence comes to her doorstep Nationalism usually evoked by land countryside peasants National identity also affects your gender identity quotWhite men saving brown women from brown menquot ex Middle East Audience interpreted play wrongly thought play was making fun of peasants who else could willing accept a murderer of his own dad and give him a job etc But play is really saying that one needs a spark of fierinesslive up to the stereotype but not really exaggeration Why do white teens like to black musichip hop They don39t want to gangbang and murder but they want that feeling of being alive and interestingness in their lives vicariously If actually saw murder would probably react the way Pegeen does huge gap between a quotgaous story and a dirty deedquot Pegeen breaks the spell allegory to Northern Ireland one thing to be singing a patriotic song in a pub but another quite entirely to have an arm blown off by a car bomb etc Why isn39t Pegeen39s mother here Absence of mother bc it would be too overpowering in the play removes the element of Irish Nationalism that would have squashed the underlying commentary Window Quinn Pegeen independence to the extreme Butt ofjokes etc Ultimately Christy becomes a man Dad proud but Pegeen is still a slave roles reversed from beginning 102814 Page 9 Midterm Nov 6 Weolnesolay ctler Z9 ZED14 519 PM Quotes D39s Title Author Date Significance more the better For significance start with specifics show you know what39s going on in the quote the context Then get more general Focus on quotes that were read outemphasized in class they will be a survey of all the material covered Short Essay find examples to use Potential topics include mothers violence ID Names Titles Eg Parnell St Enda39s School Bilingual Gaeic started by Patrick Pearse Also on Exam Ulysses episode 1 and 4 BRING A BLUE BOOK 102814 Page 10 O39Casey Plough and the Stars Friolay ctober 31 Z 14 435 PM Dublin accent different from Synge Think quotThe Commitmentsquot real working class Dublin Accents Set in Dublin different from countryside setting Commemorating the 10yr anniversary of the Easter rebellion O39Casey may have fought in it under James Connolly A riot incited when Irish flag was carried into the bar also when prostitute appeared couldn39t believe Irish women would be portrayed so O39Casey was real working class Protestant grew up in tenements horrible conditions Union activist Jim Larkin strike Great Lockout Act 1 Nora middle class aspirations doesn39t want Jack to participate in IRA Nationalism in songs Peter Futher old guys pushing young guys to war but not going themselves quotif I were a bit younger What is this play about Who gets to benefit Workers fought for nationalist cause should they have Many protestants would go fight in WWI recruited by the British poor Irish Lots of women in this play in contrast to Synge what have they lost Bessie pro British allegory of O39Casey39s mother gets shot Mollser child with consumption dies Nora goes mad mother Ireland distorted fu scae victims Notice the contrast between working class British and Irish accents 103014 Page 11 Ulysses Weolnesolayy November 315 ZQJ14 6 8 PM First novel to really get away from Irish identity question Jewish Guy against Irish nationalism and yet incredibly Irish very modern love story Set in Dublin 16 June 1904 day in the life of Leopold bloom Also day Joyce met Nora Barnacle love of his life Joyce from Cork grew up middle class but abruptly moved to Slums as father became raging alcoholic Irish Catholic huge family got scholarship to pay for good education both college and university Perfected quotStream of Conciousnessquot in his writing 11414 Page 12
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