Spectrality in Dermot Bolger’s The Townlands of Brazil and Owen McCafferty’s Quietly: A Comparative Approach

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dc.contributor.author Koneczniak, Grzegorz
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-16T08:24:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-16T08:24:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-21
dc.identifier.citation Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, Vol. 14, pp. 135-150
dc.identifier.issn 2392-1196
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/ths.2017.010
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5027
dc.description.abstract The essay offers a juxtaposition of selected readings of the concepts of spectrality in two contemporary Irish plays: Quietly (2012) by Owen McCafferty and The Townlands of Brazil (2006) by Dermot Bolger. The former apparently depicts a political ghost-like encounter in a Belfast pub. The latter deals with hardships and dilemmas experienced by those who have lived in Ballymun, a Dublin residential area developed to solve the problem of poverty in the city. Both plays have already gained critical acclaim and both feature Poles whose spectrality lends itself to postcolonial, gendered, and geo-dramatic hermeneutics. However, the processes of “haunting” and “being haunted” discernible in the plays can be interpreted in other dimensions of the spectral experiences shared by Polish and Irish characters, and these will be addressed in the article.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject Dermot Bolger
dc.subject haunting
dc.subject Owen McCafferty
dc.subject Quietly
dc.subject spectrality
dc.subject The Townlands of Brazil
dc.title Spectrality in Dermot Bolger’s The Townlands of Brazil and Owen McCafferty’s Quietly: A Comparative Approach
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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