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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Rough Intro and Thesis

How loud must an oppressed group yell in order to be heard? The British government created laws that purposely mistreated the people of Ireland and the American government did not acknowledge the laws that were meant to protect African Americans. This anthology will analyze the legislation like America’s Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill and Ireland’s Home Rule […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Introduction to Anthology of CR/HR on Folklore

I have created an anthology of literature from two separate, yet similar, ideological and literary movements during the beginning of the 20th century: the Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance. While these movements occurred around the same time in history, their respective goals and strivings lead them in opposite directions. Past and present, both groups […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Resistance to Oppression in the Celtic Revival and Harlem Renaissance

The inclusion of literature from both the Harlem Renaissance and the Celtic Revival in this anthology is not indicative of a sameness between these movements. The purpose of this anthology is not to say that the Celtic Revival caused the Harlem Renaissance nor is it saying that they contain similar styles of writing or even […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Reevaluating the Canon, Recovering the Forgotten

John Guillory’s 1995 essay “Canon” considers the process of canonization or selecting texts that are conventionally considered classics, “one aspect of a much larger history of the ways in which societies have organized and regulated practices of reading and writing (it is perhaps an illusion of our own age to believe that we are simply […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Intro and Thesis

To avoid the risk of confusion that I have come to expect from others when associating the Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance, I will begin this anthology by listing some of the similarities between the two. Both the Harlem Renaissance and the Celtic Revival were movements that developed in the face of oppression. They […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Final Paper Intro (Yikes!)

” I’ve always found some kind of intimacy with the Irish poets because one realized that they were also colonials with the same kind of problem that existed in the Caribbean. They were the ni***rs of Britain. Now, with all of that, to have those astounding achievements of genius, whether Joyce, or Yeats, or Beckett, […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Intro and Thesis Statement for Final Project

The Celtic Revival and Harlem Renaissance are two literary movements that illuminate the historical struggles of national and racial identity, as well as violent oppression stemming from dominant hegemonic systems of the time. In the Celtic Revival, writers were grappling with how to restore nationalism and Celtic tradition that had been buried through years of […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Dyer Bill and the First Irish Home Rule Bill—A Comparison of Legislation

In order to justify the conjoined study of the Harlem Renaissance and the Celtic Revival, I have constructed an anthology that compares two different legislations, the Dyer Bill and the First Home Rule Bill of Ireland.  There are strikingly similar histories between both of these bills: Both were intended to protect freedom and rights, both […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Introductory paragraph and thesis statement

My comparative study of the Celtic Revival and Harlem Renaissance concentrates on motherhood as an expression of the movements’ emphasis on national belonging, and as a site upon which to experiment with ways of belonging. Both these movements were formed with the intention of reclaiming or rediscovering national roots. Literature from these movements written by […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Solmaz Sharif & Appreciating Poetry

While attending “An Evening with Solmaz Sharif” last Thursday night, the thing thing I found particularly striking about Sharif was how honest she was throughout the talk and especially in the question and answer period. If someone asked her a question that she felt she didn’t have the capacity to answer at that moment she […]