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Flann O'Brien and the Question of National Identity


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Grgas, Stipe. (2004). Flann O'Brien and the Question of National Identity. Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, 49. pp. 141-156. ISSN 0039-3339

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The theoretical background from which the author initiates his argument is the contention that the phenomenon of nationalism has been dangerously undertheorized and, consequentially, inadequately differentiated. In the central part of his article he goes on to argue how the recognition of the specificity of Irish literary texts necessitates the application of the national parameter. To corroborate this claim the author shows the need for a more analytic and differentiated approach to the concept of nationalism. The bulk of the paper is devoted to an analysis of how even such a decidedly modernist writer as Flann O'Brien is unimaginable outside the enabling conditions of his national identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nationalism; Ireland; Flann O'Brien, identity; ideology
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2012 14:04

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