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The Representation of Dublin in Story and Song

Smyth, G (2012) The Representation of Dublin in Story and Song. Prospero: Revista di Letterature e Culture straniere, XVII. pp. 203-218. ISSN 1123-2684

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Abstract

Dublin is a complex, multi-faceted city-region which has in turn generated a complex, multi-faceted culture traversing a wide array of genres and narratives. Literary Dublin is widely known and celebrated; but the popular arts – cinema and music, for example – are likewise implicated in the imaginative representation of the city. Of these, the latter possesses an especially rich genealogy: a reservoir of images and associations accumulated over an extended period of time, itself based on an older ballad tradition in which the city functioned as an imaginative spatial resource for a diverse array of discourses (class, gender, nation, community, profession, etc.). Given the city’s continuing centrality to the economic, cultural and political organisation of Ireland as a whole, it is likely that Dublin’s significance will only grow as the country endeavours to come to terms with the extinction of the Celtic Tiger.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dublin; Popular Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 09:05
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 08:38
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2410

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