Northern Irish Poetry and the Russian Turn

Intertextuality in the Work of Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian

  • Stephanie Schwerter

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Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin and Medbh McGuckian are the three most influential poets from Northern Ireland who have composed poems with a link to the Tsarist Empire and the Soviet Union. Through their references to Russia the three poets achieve a geographical and mental detachment allowing them to turn a fresh eye on the Northern Irish situation.


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  • Stephanie Schwerter
    • 1
  1. 1.École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)France

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