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- ItemWomen's contribution to the development of the English novel: 1621-1818(University College Cork, 1939) MacCarthy, Bridget G.; Corkery, DanielWomen's contribution to literature is no arbitrary or artificial distinction. However much the reformer may welcome, or the conservative lament, the growth of a harmonious sharing of ideals between men and women, that growth has been a hard-fought struggle. It has been an escape from a prison, which, when it did not entirely shut out the greater world, at least enclosed a little world of education meant for women, literature adapted to the supposed limitations of their intellect, and a course of action prescribed by the other sex. To show how the literary efforts of women developed and justified their claims to free activity is the purpose of this thesis.
- ItemCrucifixion as annunciation: The relation of ‘The Dream of the Rood’ to the liturgy reconsidered(Taylor & Francis, 1982) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemVidi Aquam: The liturgical context of The Dream of the Rood 20a, “Swætan on þa swiðran healfe”(Oxford University Press, 1983-02) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemChrist over the Beasts and the Agnus Dei: Two multivalent panels on the Ruthwell and Bewcastle Crosses(Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University, 1986-05-05)
- ItemThe Ruthwell crucifixion poem in its iconographic and liturgical contexts(Brepols, 1987) Ó Carragáin, ÉamonnThe Northumbrian vernacular crucifixion poem is integrated with the iconographic programme on the eighth-century Ruthwell Cross. The first half of the poem is related to the panels on the first broad side. These reflect Roman lenten ceremonies for the catechumenate. The poem’s stress on Christ’s divine will and human courage may reflect the rejection of monotheletism at the synod of Hatfield (679). The second half of the poem is related to and completed by the eucharistic iconography on the second broad side. It reflects the emphasis on traditio in the catechumenate, the use of the kenotic lection Phil. 2:5–11 on the sixth Sunday of Lent, and the Roman Good Friday stational procession to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. The cross is designed to be read sunwise (OIr. dessel). The poem’s incipit is reminiscent of the prose collect for sext in the Antiphonary of Bangor.
- ItemThe meeting of St. Paul and St. Anthony: Visual and literary uses of a eucharistic motif(Galway University Press, 1988) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemTraditio evangeliorum and sustentatio: The relevance of liturgical ceremonies to the Book of Kells(Published for Trinity College Library Dublin by Scolar Press, 1994) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn; O'Mahony, FelicityMost interpretative scholarship on the Book of Kells has, quite correctly, focused on how the book could have been used for private meditation. But the rich decoration of the manuscript suggests that it had public roles to play as well as private ones. This paper propounds some ways in which such a lavish gospel book might have been put to communal liturgical use in the context of monastic liturgy.
- ItemThe City of Rome and the World of Bede: Jarrow Lecture 1994(St Paul's Parish Church Council, Jarrow, 1994-09-01) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemRallying to a cause: the plays of Zakes Mda 1979-1989(University College Cork, 1997) Duggan, Carolyn; Fitzgibbon, T. G.Zakes Mda, dubbed one of South Africa's most prolific playwrights, produced his richest and most powerful theatre work during the 70s and 80s. Ironically, it is only in the 90s that he has been acknowledged in his own country as one of its foremost dramatists - ironic since he has recently moved away from drama into the realms of fiction. Fortunately Mda has accumulated a worthy canon of dramatic works, spanning radio and film, as well as theatre, and there is no reason to believe that he will not return to play writing. Mda has worked extensively in theatre in various capacities but most notably in the area of theatre-for-development. For example, he worked as director with Maratholi Travelling Theatre in Lesotho, an experience which contributed, in part, towards his book "When People Play People: Development Communication Through Theatre". Mda's plays have been produced in the United States, Britain, Spain, France and Russia as well as in southern Africa. "The Nun's Romantic Story" has been translated into Castilian and Catalan and "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "Dark Voices Ring" have both been translated into Russian and French. In South Africa he won the Merit Award of the Amstel Playwright of the Year Society for "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" in 1978 and in 1979 he was Amstel Playright of the Year for "The Hill". For his novel "She Plays with the Darkness", he won the Sanlam Literary Award in 1995.
- ItemThe whole fabric must be perfect: Maria Edgeworth's Literary Ladies and the representation of Ireland(Irish Academic Press, 1997-03) Ó Gallchoir, Clíona; Kelleher, Margaret; Murphy, James H.This essay combines a stylistic analysis of the first part of Maria Edgeworth's Letters for Literary Ladies, entitled 'Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend, upon the Birth of a Daughter, with a reply', with a closer examination than has so far been offered of the literary-historical context of this work. Recent criticism on Edgeworth has begun to dismantle the traditional divisions between her four 'Irish Tales', Castle Rackrent (1800), Ennui (1805), The Absentee (1812) and Ormond (1817), and her other writing;' this essay extends this re-examination of Edgeworth's representation of Ireland in the context of her work as a whole, by deriving a theory of representation from the 'Letter from a Gentleman· which can be applied to her fiction. More specifically, I argue that the strategies by which Edgeworth sought to represent Ireland (an ambitious undertaking in the development of the novel which she virtually pioneered) must be acknowledged to be historically grounded in her position as a woman writer in post-revolutionary culture. The 'Letter from a Gentleman', based on an incident in 1782, was eventually published in 1795, thus spanning the chasm which the French Revolution created in European history, and providing a perspective on Edgeworth's engagement with history which has not yet been examined.
- ItemThe terms 'Porticus' and 'Imitatio Romae' in early Anglo-Saxon England(Four Courts Press, 1999-02-01) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- Item"I accuse Miss Owenson" : the Wild Irish Girl as media event(Colby College Library, 2000) Connolly, Claire
- ItemEdmund Burke and the heritage of oral culture(University College Cork, 2000) O'Donnell, Katherine; Kearney, ColbertThe dissertation proposes that one of the more fruitful ways of interpreting Burke's work is to evaluate him as an oral performer rather than a literary practitioner and it argues that in his voice can be heard the modulations of the genres and conventions of oral composition of eighteenth-century Gaelic Ireland. The first chapter situates Burke in the milieu of the Gaelic landed class of eighteenth-century Ireland. The next chapter examines how the rich oral culture of the Munster Gaelic gentry, where Burke spent his childhood days, was to provide a lasting influence on the form and content of Burke's work. His speeches on the British constitution are read in the context of the historical and literary culture of the Jacobites, specifically the speculum principis, Párliament na mBán. The third chapter surveys the tradition of Anglo-Irish theoretical writings on oratory and discusses how Burke is aligned with this school. The focus is on how Burke's thought and practice, his 'idioms', might be understood as being mediated through the criterion of orality rather than literature. The remaining chapters discuss Burke's politics and performance in the light of Gaelic cultural practices such as the rituals of the courts of poetry, the Warrant Poems or Barántas; the performance of funeral laments and elegies, Caoineadh, the laments for the fallen nobility, Marbhna na daoine uaisle, the satires and the political vision allegories of Munster, Aislingí na Mumhan; to show how they provide us with a remarkable context for discussing Burke's poetical-political performance. In hearing Burke's voice through the body of Gaelic culture our understanding of Burke's position in the wider world of the eighteenth century (and hence his meaning) is profoundly affected.
- ItemMaria Edgeworth's revolutionary morality and the limits of realism(Colby College Library, 2000-06) Ó Gallchoir, Clíona
- ItemUt Poesis Pictura: The Transformation of the Roman Landscape in Bottichelli's Punishment of Korah(Sutton Publishing, 2001-05-24) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemJohn the Baptist and the Agnus Dei: Ruthwell (and Bewcastle) revisited(Cambridge University Press, 2001-09) Hawkes, Jane; Ó Carragáin, Éamonn; Trench-Jellicoe, Ross; University College CorkThe identity of the figure with a lamb carved on the upper stone of the Anglo-Saxon cross at Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, was interpreted by Paul Meyvaert (in 1982 and 1992), as an apocalyptic image of the Deity instead of John the Baptist. Close inspection of the panel, however, makes it difficult to accept such an explanation. Instead, an adaptation of the early Christian images of the Baptist is proposed, and it is argued that the details of the panel are best understood in the light of the introduction of the Agnus Dei chant into the Mass by Pope Sergius I (687–701), and of biblical commentary which saw the Baptist himself as an apocalyptic figure associated with the Lamb, the paschal sacrifice, commemorated each day in the Mass.
- ItemKnowledge as a commodity: hypertextuality, intertextuality and postmodern pedagogy(Frame: Journal of Literary Studies, 2002-04) Allen, GrahamThis paper takes issue with George P. Landow's frequent suggestion that contemporary hypertexts are the fulfilment of poststructuralist theories of textuality and intertextuality. The paper reminds readers of the themes of communication, consumerism, and Capotalism in the earlier work of Kristeva, Barthes and the other Tel Quel theorists, and suggests that the contemporary claims concerning hypertextuality do not always bear these issues in mind.