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Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney’s Late Work

Authors: Piavanini, Joanne

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  • Draws on concepts and approaches from memory studies to develop an analysis of Heaney's late work
  • Considers the significance of translation and adaptation
  • Examines what it means to be a public poet and the impact Heaney had in the transnational literary sphere
  • Draws on emerging trends in Heaney scholarship
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Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney’s Late Work considers the ways that memory functions in Heaney’s poetry. Joanne Piavanini argues that the shaping of collective memory is one of Heaney’s major contributions as a poet. Locating Heaney in a transnational literary sphere, this book argues that his late work isdefined by a type of cosmopolitanism openness: the work moves beyond national identity to explore multiple allegiances and identifications. Moreover, Piavanini demonstrates that memory is a helpful lens to look at Heaney’s late work, in particular, because of the interplay of past, present and future in these works: in the construction of a collective memory of the Troubles; in the use of the elegy to commemorate the passing of important contemporary poets; in his writing on events with transnational significance, such as 9/11; in the slippages between past and present in poems about his family; and through the literary afterlives of texts—specifically, his appropriation of canonical classical texts. Drawing on approaches and concepts from memory studies, Piavanini considers Heaney’s late work to develop an analysis of poetry as a vehicle of memory.

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Joanne Piavanini is an English teacher and independent researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD at the Australian National University. 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Memory in Seamus Heaney’s Late Work
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46927-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46927-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46926-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 225
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