Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Paige Reynolds; Section One: Literature and Language; 1. Anne Fogarty, 'A World of Hotels and Gaols': Women Novelists and the Spaces of Irish Modernism, 1930-1932; 2. Lucy Collins, 'I Knew What It Meant/Not to Be at All': Death and the (Modernist) Afterlife in the Work of Irish Women Poets of the 1940s; 3. Leah Flack, 'Whatever Is Given/Can Always Be Reimagined': Seamus Heaney's Indefinite Modernism; 4. Ellen McWilliams, James Joyce and the Lives of Edna O'Brien; 5. Alex Davis, Modernist Topoi and Late Modernist Praxis in Recent Irish Poetry (with Special Reference to the Work of David Lloyd); 6. Sarah McKibben, 'Amach Leis!' (Out with It!): Modernist Inheritances in Micheal O Conghaile's 'Athair' (Father); Section Two: Institutions, Art and Performance; 7. Andrew A. Kuhn, 'Make a Letter Like a Monument': Remnants of Modernist Literary Institutions in Ireland; 8. Roisin Kennedy, Storm in a Teacup: Irish Modernist Art; 9. Linda King, 'Particles of Meaning': The Modernist Afterlife in Irish Design; 10. Maria Pramaggiore, Animal Afterlives: Equine Legacies in Irish Visual Culture; 11. Aoife McGrath, Choreographies of Irish Modernity; 12. Emilie Pine, The Modernist Impulse in Irish Theatre: Anu Productions and the Monto; Afterword: David James, The Poetics of Perpetuation; Index.
An exploration of the diverse intelligent and informed approaches to the Irish culture produced in the wake of high modernism.
Paige Reynolds is a professor in the Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. Author of Modernism, Drama, and the Audience for Irish Spectacle, Reynolds has published on topics related to modernism, modern and contemporary Irish literature, drama and performance and periodical culture.