Borders and boundaries in Northern Ireland and the poetry of Seamus Heaney

Authors

  • Ruben Moi UiT Norges arktiske universitet,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7557/13.3062

Keywords:

Seamus Heaney, poetry, Northern Ireland, Nobel Prize, the Troubles, borders, boundaries, aesthetics, commitment, conciliation, peace

Abstract

This essay discusses the borders and boundaries between the poetry of Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel Laureate from Northern Ireland, and the Troubles of the border-riven society from which it stems.

Author Biography

Ruben Moi, UiT Norges arktiske universitet,

Ruben Moi is Associate Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway where he is also a member of the Border Aesthetics research group. His forthcoming publications include The Crossings of Art in Ireland and The Language of Paul Muldoon’s Poetry. He has also published widely on such writers as Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, T.S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Martin McDonagh and Irvine Welsh. He holds positions as treasurer of the Nordic Irish Studies Network, the vice-chairman of the National Council for English and chairman of Ordkalotten – Tromsø’s International Literature Festival.

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Published

2014-07-16

How to Cite

Moi, Ruben. 2014. “Borders and Boundaries in Northern Ireland and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney”. Nordlit, no. 31 (July):161-70. https://doi.org/10.7557/13.3062.

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