Northern Irish Poetry and Theology Hardback

by Gail McConnell;

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Northern Irish Poetry and Theology

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Northern Irish literature has traditionally been examined through a sociology of religion. This original new study proposes a theology of the text. Northern Irish Poetry and Theology argues that theology shapes subjectivity, language and poetic form, and provides original studies of three internationally acclaimed poets: Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and Derek Mahon. It resists and critiques devotional modes of analysis and those rooted in Northern Irish identity politics. The book draws on early modern scholarship to theorise the relationship of literature and theology, and traces continuities and parallels between early modern religious culture and contemporary Northern Irish culture. Outlining three structures of thought and feeling, it argues for the importance of iconography and sacramentalism in the poetry of Seamus Heaney; of iconoclasm and catechism in the poetry of Michael Longley; and of Calvinism, rupture and revision in the poetry of Derek Mahon.

Northern Irish Poetry and Theology by Gail McConnell was published by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2014. The ISBN for Northern Irish Poetry and Theology is 9781137343833.

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Details for Northern Irish Poetry and Theology

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (June 2014)
Number of Pages280
Thickness20 mm
Height223 mm
Width144 mm
Product Code4274007
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