Like the more familiar Irish Literary Revival
of the same era, Arts and Crafts practice accompanied and shaped the visual imagination of the country's transformation from colony to independent nation.
In particular, he explores the role of individuals associated with the Irish literary revival
of the late nineteenth century, and extends this to a consideration of the politics of some of the key figures at this time.
The Celtic Revival and the Irish Literary Revival
in particular were--as Shohat would likely note--problematic as examples of the empire "writing back" for several reasons.
Beginning with his 1974 study, Forces and Themes in Ulster Fiction, and continuing through his 1987 study, Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival
, his essay collection Colonial Consequences (1991), and his recent edited collection, The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel (2006), Foster has consistently attended to the historical, cultural, and religious context of the novel in Ireland.
Kurdi sees this as Gregory's intention to address the gender binaries principally established by the nationalist discourse of the Irish Literary Revival
The after-word could have situated the novel more thoroughly in the political and cultural debates of the time--the constraints of reading it in the context of the Irish literary revival
miss its location in Scottish, British and northern Irish literary and political debates.
Here is material for those interested in discussion of, for example, whether an Arthurian tradition spans the Irish Sea, the mythological names in the Four Branches, the Afanc in Medieval Welsh narrative, the myth of insularity and nationality in Ireland, and myth and mortality in the Irish literary revival
In Spain Joyce assumed particular importance for a group of Galician writers who, on top of the shared Celtic origins of Ireland and Galicia, saw their own preoccupation with cultural marginalization and nationalism powerfully expressed in the Irish Literary Revival
Levitas addresses the 'vexed dialectic' between the Irish Literary Revival
and identity politics between 1890 and 1916 'in the context of Ireland's situation in the British Empire, and particularly its European status' (p.
In 1909, the Ulster Literary Theatre also staged his satire on the Irish literary revival
, The Mist That Does Be On the Bog, in Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
Hence the so-called Irish Literary Revival
, staffed mostly by Anglo-Irish Protestant artists.
With these late twentieth century productions the medium of film provided a new platform for Irish writing which echoed the resurgence of interest in traditional Gaelic culture through Irish literature during the Irish Literary Revival
of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.