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Ireland's Gramophones: Material Culture, Memory, and Trauma in Irish Modernism

Zan Cammack


Gramophonic technology grew up alongside Ireland’s progressively more outspoken and violent struggles for political autonomy and national stability. As a result, Irish Modernism inherently links the gramophone to representations of these dramatic cultural upheavals. Many key works of Irish literary modernism—like those by James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Sean O’Casey—depend upon the gramophone for their ability to record Irish cultural traumas both symbolically and literally during one of the country’s most fraught developmental eras. In each work the gramophone reveals its own complexity as ... More

Keywords: Irish modernism, material culture, thing theory, gramophones, social and cultural history, British Literature, trauma, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979763
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979763.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zan Cammack, author
Utah Valley University

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