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Non-Violent Resistance: Irreverence in Irish Culture

Agnès Maillot, Jennifer Bruen and Jean-Philippe Imbert (eds)
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Irreverence in Irish culture
Series
Studies in Franco-Irish Relations
ISBN
9781787077072 (alk. paper)
Summary
"Humour, by its very nature controversial, plays an important role in social interaction. With its power to question assumptions, it can be used a weapon of subversion, and its meaning and interpretation are embedded within the culture that generates them in complex ways. The scrutiny of Irish culture through the lens of humour is highly revealing, contributing to an alternative, and sometimes irreverent, reading of events. As John Updike wrote of Raymond Queneau's witty re-imagining of the Easter Rising, humour can effectively expose 'casual ambivalence'. This volume investigates the many ways in which writers, playwrights, politicians, historians, filmmakers, artists and activists have used irreverence and humour to look at aspects of Irish culture and explore the contradictions and shortcomings of the society in which they live"--
Contents
  • Introduction: Humour and irreverence as subversive weapons in Irish culture / Agnes Maillot
  • From Belfast to Jerusalem via Rio de Janeiro: imaginary geographies and anti-imperialism in Carlos Latuff's political cartoons / Marie-Violaine Louvet
  • Dublin opinion and Eamon De Valera / Felix Larkin
  • Humour, satire and counter-discourse around Ireland's 2015 marriage referendum online: an analysis of #marref / Donal Mulligan
  • Rather sex than pistols: punks and the conflict in Good vibrations / Agnes Maillot
  • Just books: an alternative bookstore in Belfast / Fabrice Mourlon
  • Sean Hillen's troubles: a long-censored satire of the conflict / Valerie Morisson
  • A remnant in the land: the Ulster Scot, writing and resistance / Wesley Hutchinson
  • Bringing the big house down: Molly Keane and the tradition of Irish satire / Sylvie Mikowski
  • From Ireland, with irreverence: the fierce indignation of J. Swift and P. Durcan / Anne Goarzin
  • De-constructing and re-constructing Irish folklore: the irreverent parody of An Bèal Bocht / Vito Carrassi
  • Sean Faolain and De Valera's dreary Eden / Francois Sablayrolles
  • 'Repetition with critical distance': Gerald MacNamara and the northern revival / Eugene McNulty
  • Mr. Emmet will never have an epitaph: Brian Friel's The Mundy scheme / Maria Gavina Costero
  • Violence and the catharsis of beyond the grave counter-discourse in the theatre of Brian Friel / Virginie Roche-Tiengo.
Description
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Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Studies in Franco-Irish relations ; 10
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