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Ciaran CarsonSpace, Place, Writing$

Neal Alexander

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781846314780

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316203

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Ciaran Carson
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Texts by Ciaran Carson

‘Afterword’, in Frank Ormsby, ed., The Blackbird's Nest: An Anthology of Poetry from Queen's University Belfast (Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 2003), pp. 127–8.

‘Against Oblivion’, The Irish Review 6 (spring 1989), pp. 113–16.

The Alexandrine Plan (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1998).

The Ballad of HMS Belfast: A Compendium of Belfast Poems (London: Picador, 1999).

‘Beagles, Horses, Thighs, Bikes, Boats, Grass, Bluebells, Rickshaws, Stockings’, in Theo Dorgan and Noel Duffy, eds, Watching the River Flow: A Century of Irish Poetry (Dublin: Poetry Ireland, 1999), pp. 80–86.

Belfast Confetti (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1989).

Breaking News (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 2003).

Collected Poems (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 2008).

‘Escaped from the Massacre?’, The Honest Ulsterman 50 (winter 1975), pp. 183–6.

First Language (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1993).

Fishing for Amber: A Long Story (London: Granta, 1999).

For All We Know (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 2008).

The Inferno of Dante Alighieri (London: Granta, 2002).

The Insular Celts (Belfast: Ulsterman Publications, 1973).

‘Interesting Times’, The Honest Ulsterman 74 (winter 1983), pp. 36–40.

‘Introduction’, in P.L. Henry, ed. and trans., Amra Cholum Chille: Dallán's Elegy for Columba (Belfast: Colmcille and ULTA CH Trust, 2006), pp. 7–9.

‘Introduction’, in John Kindness, Belfast Frescoes (Belfast: Crowquill Press, 1995), pp. 1–5.

The Irish for No (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1987).

Irish Traditional Music (Belfast: Appletree Press, 1986).

Last Night's Fun: About Music, Food and Time (London: Jonathan Cape, 1996).

The Lost Explorer (Belfast: Ulsterman Publications, 1978).

The Midnight Court (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 2005).

The New Estate (Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1976).

The New Estate and Other Poems (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1988).

On the Night Watch (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 2009).

(p.217) Opera Et Cetera (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1996).

‘The Other’, in W.N. Herbert and Matthew Hollis, eds, Strong Words: Modern poets on modern poetry (Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2000), pp. 234–5.

Shamrock Tea (London: Granta, 2001).

The Star Factory (London: Granta, 1997).

Sweeney Astray: Escaping from Limbo’, in Tony Curtis, ed, The Art of Seamus Heaney (Bridgend: Seren, 3rd edn, 1994), pp. 141–8.

The Táin (London: Penguin, 2007).

‘This is what libraries are for’, The Dublin Review 4 (2001), pp. 26–40.

The Twelfth of Never (Loughcrew: The Gallery Press, 1998).

‘“Whose Woods These Are …”: Some Aspects of Poetry and Translation’, The Yellow Nib 2 (2006), pp. 112–27.

Ciaran Carson Papers, MSS 746, Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Emory University.

Secondary Sources

Alcobia-Murphy, Shane, Governing the Tongue in Northern Ireland: The Place of Art/The Art of Place (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005).

Attridge, Derek, Joyce Effects: On Language, Theory, and History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).

———, The Singularity of Literature (London: Routledge, 2004).

Bakhtin, Mikhail, The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, ed. Michael Holquist, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist (Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 1981).

Bardon, Jonathan, Belfast: An Illustrated History (Belfast: The Blackstaff Press, 1982).

Barry, Peter, Contemporary British Poetry and the City (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000).

Barthes, Roland, The Semiotic Challenge, trans. Richard Howard (New York: Hill and Wang, 1988).

———, S/Z, trans. Richard Miller (New York: Hill and Wang, 1974).

Batten, Guinn, ‘Ciaran Carson's Parturient Partition: the “Crack” in MacNeice's “More Than Glass”’, The Southern Review 31.3 (1995), pp. 536–56.

Benjamin, Walter, The Arcades Project, trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999).

———, Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (London: Pimlico, 1999 [1970]).

———, Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, ed. Peter Demetz, trans. Edmund Jephcott (New York: Schocken Books, 2007).

———, The Writer of Modern Life: Essays on Charles Baudelaire, ed. Michael W. Jennings, trans. Howard Eiland et al. (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006).

Bhabha, Homi K., The Location of Culture (London: Routledge, 2002).

(p.218) Boym, Svetlana, The Future of Nostalgia (New York: Basic Books, 2001).

Brandes, Rand, ‘Ciaran Carson interviewed by Rand Brandes’, The Irish Review 8 (1990), pp. 77–90.

Brearton, Fran, ‘Mapping the Trenches: Gyres, Switchbacks and Zig-zag Circles in W.B. Yeats and Ciaran Carson’, Irish Studies Review 9.3 (2001), pp. 373–86.

———, ‘Poetry of the 1960s: the ‘Northern Ireland Renaissance’, in Matthew Campbell, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 94–112.

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Burgin, Victor, In/Different Spaces: Place and Memory in Visual Culture (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996).

Butler, David, ‘“Slightly out of Synch”: Joycean Strategies in Ciaran Carson's The Twelfth of Never’, Irish University Review 33.2 (2003), pp. 337–55.

Clark, Heather, The Ulster Renaissance: Poetry in Belfast 1962–1972 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Cleary, Joe, ‘Introduction: Ireland and modernity’, in Joe Cleary and Claire Connolly, eds, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 1–21.

Cobley, Paul, Narrative (London: Routledge, 2001).

Cone, Temple, ‘Knowing the Street Map by Foot: Ciaran Carson's Belfast Confetti’, New Hibernia Review/Iris Éireannach Nua 10.3 (autumn 2006), pp. 68–86.

Connolly, Claire, ‘Theorising Ireland’, Irish Studies Review 9.3 (2001), pp. 301–15.

Connor, Steven, Postmodern Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary (Oxford: Blackwell, 2nd edn, 1997).

———, ‘Postmodernism and literature’, in Steven Connor, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 62–81.

Corcoran, Neil, After Yeats and Joyce: Reading Modern Irish Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

———, English Poetry since 1940 (London: Longman, 1993).

———, ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Ciaran Carson's The Irish for No’, in Neil Corcoran, ed., The Chosen Ground: Essays on the Contemporary Poetry of Northern Ireland (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992), pp. 211–33.

Cronin, Michael, Translating Ireland: Translation, Languages, Cultures (Cork: Cork University Press, 1996).

Crosson, Seán, “The Given Note”: Traditional Music and Modern Irish Poetry (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008).

(p.219) Cuming, Emily, ‘The Order of Things Past: Ciaran Carson's autobiographical bricolage’, Life Writing 3.1 (2006), pp. 17–38.

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Delattre, Elisabeth, ‘“between that world and this”: A Reading of Breaking News by Ciaran Carson’, Estudios Irlandeses 3 (2008), pp. 84–91.

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Denman, Peter, ‘Language and the prosodic line in Carson's poetry’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 28–44.

———, ‘Ways of Saying: Boland, Carson, McGuckian’, in Michael Kenneally, ed., Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1995), pp. 158–73.

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———, ‘Des Tours de Babel’, in Peggy Kamuf, ed., A Derrida Reader: Between the Blinds (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991), pp. 243–53

———, Spectres of Marx: The State of the Debt, The Work of Mourning and the New International, trans. Peggy Kamuf (London: Routledge, 2006 [1993]).

———, Writing and Difference, trans. Alan Bass (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978).

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———, ‘Metropolis: The City as Text’, in Robert Bocock and Kenneth Thompson, eds, Social and Cultural Forms of Modernity (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992), pp. 417–61.

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Eco, Umberto, Mouse or Rat? Translation as Negotiation (London: Phoenix, 2004).

———, The Open Work, trans. Anna Concogni (London: Hutchinson Radius, 1989).

Edensor, Tim, Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality (Oxford: Berg, 2005).

Fitzgibbon, Desmond, ‘Delfas, Dorqk, Nublid, Dalway: The Irish City after Joyce’, in Aaron Kelly and Alan A. Gillis, eds, Critical Ireland: New Essays in Irish Literature and Culture (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2001), pp. 62–9.

Foster, R.F., The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making it up in Ireland (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2002).

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———, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, trans. Alan Sheridan (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991).

———, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (London: Routledge, 1997).

———, Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings 1972–1977, ed. Colin Gordon, trans. Colin Gordon et al. (Brighton: Harvester Press, 1980).

———, ‘Space, Knowledge and Power’, in Paul Rabinow, ed., The Foucault Reader (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984), pp. 239–55.

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Genette, Gérard, Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method, trans. Jane E. Lewin (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1980).

Gillis, Alan, ‘Acoustic perfume’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 254–74.

———, ‘Ciaran Carson: Beyond Belfast’, in Nicholas Allen and Aaron Kelly, eds, The cities of Belfast (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003), pp. 183–98.

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———, ‘“Walking in the city”: space, narrative and surveillance in The Irish for no and Belfast confetti’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 66–85.

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———, Geographical Imaginations (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994).

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———, ‘Hell for Poets’, The Cambridge Quarterly 32.4 (2003), pp. 373–6.

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———, The Redress of Poetry (London: Faber & Faber, 1995).

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Horton, Patricia, ‘“Faery lands forlorn”: reading tradition in the poetry of Ciaran Carson’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 161–81.

Houen, Alex, Terrorism and Modern Literature: From Joseph Conrad to Ciaran Carson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

Hughes, Eamonn, ‘Introduction: Northern Ireland – border country’, in Eamonn Hughes, ed., Culture and Politics in Northern Ireland (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1991), pp. 1–12.

———, ‘“the mouth of the poem”: Carson and Place’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 86–105.

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———, ‘Alphabets and labyrinths in Ciaran Carson's Fishing for amber’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 214–26.

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———, Postnationalist Ireland: Politics, Culture, Philosophy (London: Routledge, 1999).

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(p.222) ———, ‘For all I know: Ciaran Carson in conversation with Elmer Kennedy-Andrews’, in Elmer Kennedy-Andrews, ed., Ciaran Carson: Critical Essays (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), pp. 13–27.

———, Writing Home: Poetry and Place in Northern Ireland 1968–2008 (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2008).

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———, ‘Ulster Ovids’, in Neil Corcoran, ed., The Chosen Ground: Essays on the Contemporary Poetry of Northern Ireland (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992), pp. 237–69.

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———, Literature and Culture in Northern Ireland Since 1965: Moments of Danger (London: Longman, 1996).

———, ‘“The shanachie of Belfast and its red-brick Gaeltacht”: Cathal O'Byrne’, Bullán 4.2 (1999/2000), pp. 67–82.

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