Introduction: Daniel Corkery as postcolonial critic

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dc.contributor.author Laird, Heather
dc.contributor.editor Laird, Heather
dc.contributor.other Corkery, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-20T11:40:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-20T11:40:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Laird, H. (2012) 'Introduction: Daniel Corkery as postcolonial critic', Laird, H. (ed.) Daniel Corkery's cultural criticism: Selected writings. Cork: Cork University Press. pp. 1-14. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781859184554
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7937
dc.description.abstract In the one-paragraph dismissals of Daniel Corkery that are to be found in so many post-1960s studies of Irish history, literary and culture, his analysis and the questions that he posed tend to be disregarded in favour of the very limited solutions that he offered. This chapter reassesses Corkery’s critical writings, situating them within an international context of anti-colonialism and arguing that they offer some valuable insights into the cultural and psychological effects of colonialism. It points out that the central concerns of Corkery’s criticism – language displacement, cultural dislocation, a disconnect between dominant literary forms and local reality, “fractured” identity, education as a colonial tool, the gaps and silences of official historiography, the relationship between settler and native – have, until relatively recently, been the central concerns of postcolonial criticism. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cork University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Daniel Corkery's cultural criticism: Selected writings
dc.rights © Heather Laird 2012. en
dc.subject Daniel Corkery en
dc.subject Sean O’Faolain en
dc.subject Seán Ó Ríordáin ga
dc.subject Irish Ireland en
dc.subject Colonialism en
dc.subject Irish postcolonial criticism en
dc.title Introduction: Daniel Corkery as postcolonial critic en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Heather Laird, English, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: h.laird@ucc.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder National University of Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork, Ireland en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress h.laird@ucc.ie en


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