Irish Studies: Terror and the Elegiac (4/15/10; MMLA 11/4-7, 2010)

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MMLA
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lawle053@umn.edu

Terror assumes myriad forms in the Irish context. An intensely elegiac tone tends to infuse its aesthetic representations, from Swift’s menacing unreason and Burke’s threatening sublime, to the “terrible beauty” of Yeats’s post-1916 poems and the contemporary elegists of Northern Ireland. This panel invites submissions that propose to trace particular strands and strains of the elegiac that have arisen in Irish literature, film or music. Please send absrtracts of no more than 300 words to lawle053@umn.edu on or before April 15th, 2010.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
gender_studies_and_sexuality
poetry
postcolonial
romantic