Circe's Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Writing About Ireland.

Carroll, Clare

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Brings together a collection of her essays which investigate the role that writing played in transforming early modern Irish culture. Works of history, poetry, philology and political philosophy are considered, as is their influence on cultural change. It also takes Irish language writing into account.

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Circe's Cup is a collection of eight essays that investigate the role writing played in transforming early modern Irish culture. This radical new assessment of culture and conflict in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Ireland covers a wide range of topics, including ethnography, translation practices, and political philosophy. Taking its title from the metaphor of Circe's Cup, which was used by Old and New English writers to describe the corrupting influence they attributed to Irish culture, this collection presents a new perspective on colonial theory. Clare Carroll's essays cross disciplines, cultures, and languages to examine various modes of discourse, such as those of gender, religion, and ethnicity. History, poetry, philology, and political science are read side by side to ferret out examples of cultural change. Carroll's account considers both English and Irish language sources, and contrasts them to French, Spanish, and italian texts. Circe's Cup argues for the need to see similarities between Irish and English texts, while at the same time focusing on the sharp, and often irreconcilable, difference between the two.

Book Details

Author Carroll, Clare
Format PB
Publisher University of Notre Dame Press
Imprint University of Notre Dame Press
Number of Pages 206
Publish Date 1900/01/00
Catalogue Jul16
Catalogue book number 176