The Enclave of My Nation: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, eds. Shane Alcobia-Murphy and Margaret Maxwell, Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2008, pp.241 + xviii: ISBN: 978-1-906108-03-8.
Maintaining the collaborative and interdisciplinary ethos of the series, The Enclave of My Nation is an absorbing collection of essays showcasing original and innovative research by emergent scholars in the area of Irish and Scottish Studies. Articles in this volume derive from papers given at the 2007 Crosscurrents conference at the University of Aberdeen.
“If I Prolonged the Look to Rediscover Your Face”: Medbh McGuckian’s Ekphrastic ElegiesShane Alcobia-Murphy
“Thou Sleepest, but We Do Not Forget Thee”: Time and Memory in Charles Maturin’s The Milesian Chief
“Learning from Eliot”: Seamus Heaney and Exemplarity
Neither Here nor There: Children and Orphans in the Work of Lynne Ramsay
“The Visionary Place, the Obstructed Moment”: Meditations on the “Liminal” in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Mary O’Malley
Comedy in the Community: Confrontation in Mary Costello’s Titanic Town
Functions of the Harper Bard Trope and Icon in Constructions of Irish and Scottish Identity
Images of Children and Adolescents in the Poetry of the Northern Irish Conflict
The Scottish Civil War and the Dukes of Atholl, 1689 –1746
“Locarno Two”: Joyce, Conrad and Paulin
Jane Austen and the United Kingdom
“Atalkin’ to You’self”: R.D. Laing’s The Divided Self and Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come!
“Where Have All the Lassies Gone?” An Examination of Proportionate Representation in Scotland’s Gaelic Television Programming
The Reception of Contemporary Scottish Poetry in Ireland: The Case of Poetry Ireland Review
“Bloody Mavericks” Revisited: A Reappraisal of Irish Foreign Policy since 1919
Irish Traveller Women’s Identity and a Meta-physical Economy
Disrupted Identities: Irish Emigrant Poetry in Nineteenth-century Canada
“Grand Napoleons of the Realm of Print”? Filthy Lucre in J.G. Lockhart’s Life of Scott
Writing the Borders: Fairies and Ambivalent National Identity in Andrew Lang’s The Gold of Fairnilee