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‘the memorye of their noble ancestors': collective memory in early modern Ireland

Ivic, C (2010) '‘the memorye of their noble ancestors': collective memory in early modern Ireland.' In: Frawley, O, ed. Memory Ireland. Volume 1: History and Modernity. Irish Studies . Syracuse University Press, Sycracuse, NY. ISBN 9780815632504

Abstract

Despite the ease with which scholars have used the term "memory" in recent decades, its definition remains enigmatic. Does cultural memory rely on the memories of individuals, or does it take shape beyond the borders of the individual mind? Cultural memory has garnered particular attention within Irish studies. With its trauma-filled history and sizable global diaspora, Ireland presents an ideal subject for work in this vein. What do stereotypes of Irish memory—as extensive, unforgiving, begrudging, but also blank on particular, usually traumatic, subjects—reveal about the ways in which cultural remembrance works in contemporary Irish culture and in Irish diasporic culture? How do icons of Irishness—from the harp to the cottage, from the Celtic cross to a figure like James Joyce—function in cultural memory?

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Memory — Social aspects — Ireland. Collective memory — Ireland. Ireland — Civilization. Ireland — Historiography. Ireland — Social conditions. Ireland — Study and teaching (Higher)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 11:22
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:29
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/716
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