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- Item'Soul and Body' texts and the structure of the Vercelli Book(Herder - Editrice E Libreria, 2011) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemCrucifixion as annunciation: The relation of ‘The Dream of the Rood’ to the liturgy reconsidered(Taylor & Francis, 1982) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- ItemChristian inculturation in eighth-century Northumbria: The Bewcastle and Ruthwell Crosses(Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 2007) Ó Carragáin, Éamonn
- Item‘So am I detached / From the fabric which claims me’ Women, fabric, and poetry(EFACIS, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies; KU Leuven, 2018-03-19) Coughlan, PatriciaWomen are immemorially associated with fabric, an association both metaphorical and metonymic, and one widespread in myth, legend and folklore. Spinning and weaving are bound up with women and femininity in fundamental ways, entwining socio-economic histories with deep and persistent trans-cultural symbolic and ideological systems. Women spinning or weaving are figures for both death and birth, and ancient equivalences represent gestation itself as a process of weaving. Drawing on Bracha Ettinger’s revisionary theorizing of maternal subjectivity as both seamless and a paradigm for human creativity, this article teases out significant strands in the representation by contemporary poets Boland, McGuckian, and Ní Chuilleanáin of the women-fabric association and its meanings. If there is a powerful cultural given that women in some sense are fabric, that which has been woven, these three poets have fabricated powerful and various accounts of the different proposition that women are agents of their own weaving, in McGuckian’s words both ‘detached’ and constituting ‘the fabric which claims’ them.