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Figures of Authority in Nineteenth-Century Ireland$
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Raphaël Ingelbien and Susan Galavan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789622409

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789622409.001.0001

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W.B. Yeats, Scholastic Aestheticism and Cultural Authority in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland

W.B. Yeats, Scholastic Aestheticism and Cultural Authority in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622409.003.0011

W. B. Yeats’s early work ambitiously attempts to reconstitute cultural authority in late nineteenth-century Ireland and Britain. Yet much of the artistic and critical ground that he was attempting to overturn remains somewhat unexplored. This essay places the young poet against the backdrop of a burgeoning and increasingly interconnected critical, aesthetic and academic culture then operating not only in Britain but also in Ireland. More particularly, it examines how Yeats’s early journalism deployed an amalgamation of aesthetic disinterest and cultural nationalism to contest the authority of a Dublin clerisy then bent, in his own terms, on scholasticizing the cultural field. It also relatedly considers how such authority was not only mediated in but also partly constituted by late Victorian British and Irish periodical culture.

Keywords:   W. B. Yeats, Edward Dowden, criticism, aestheticism, periodicals

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