Heaney’s hauntings: Archaeology, poetry and the ‘gendered bog'

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dc.contributor.author Everett, Rosie
dc.contributor.author Gearey, Benjamin R.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-05T13:32:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-05T13:32:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-22
dc.identifier.citation Everett, R. and Gearey, B. (2020) 'Heaney’s Hauntings: Archaeology, Poetry and the ‘Gendered Bog’', Journal of Wetland Archaeology, (12 pp). doi: 10.1080/14732971.2020.1823148 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.issn 1473-2971
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10736
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14732971.2020.1823148 en
dc.description.abstract In this paper we discuss the entangled relationship between literary creation, archaeology and representations of gender in the poetry of Seamus Heaney, in particular the ‘bog poems’ The Tollund Man and Bogland. We trace the early formative connections between the poet, peatlands and ‘bog body’ research, in which both literary critical and archaeological scholars have analysed themes including ‘the bog as archive’, theory and practice of archaeology and the process of poetic creation and imagining in Heaney’s writings. We discuss archaeological perspectives on Heaney’s poetry, and outline literary critique that has problematised the representation of gender in the ‘bog poems’. Finally, we consider the poem Bogland and read this through the lens of Irish peatland archaeology, in particular its destruction by industrial peat extraction. To conclude, we reflect how Heaney’s poetry as a form of archaeological knowledge and narratives must continue to be subject to ‘excavation’, contextual readings and critique. en
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dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.relation.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14732971.2020.1823148
dc.rights © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Wetland Archaeology on 22 Sep 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14732971.2020.1823148020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Wetland Archaeology on 22 Sep 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14732971.2020.1823148 en
dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject Bog bodies en
dc.subject Seamus Heaney en
dc.title Heaney’s hauntings: Archaeology, poetry and the ‘gendered bog' en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Benjamin Gearey, Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: b.gearey@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2022-03-22
dc.date.updated 2020-11-03T13:24:58Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Wetland Archaeology en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress b.gearey@ucc.ie en
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