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

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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 on or before April 15th, 2010.