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Singing ideas : performance, politics and oral poetry

Author: Tríona Ní Shíocháin
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. ©2018
Series: Dance and performance studies, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered by many to be the greatest Irish song poet of her generation, Máire Bhuí Ní Laeire (Yellow Mary O'Leary; 1774{u2013}1848) was an illiterate woman unconnected to elite literary and philosophical circles who powerfully engaged the politics of her own society through song. As an oral arts practitioner, Máire Bhuí composed songs whose ecstatic, radical vision stirred her community to revolt and helped to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ní Shíocháin, Tríona, author.
Singing ideas
New York : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017052405
Named Person: Máire Bhuí Ní Laoire; Máire Bhuí Ní Laoire
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tríona Ní Shíocháin
ISBN: 9781785337673 178533767X
OCLC Number: 1008762915
Description: viii, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Singing Ideas: An Alternative History of Thought Chapter 2. 'Where everything trembles in the balance': Song as a Liminal Ludic Space Chapter 3. Singing Parrhesia: Maire Bhui Ni Laeire, Song Performance and Politics in Nineteenth-century Ireland Conclusion: Singing Ideas in Society: Experience, Song and 'Passing Through' Appendix of Songs and Lore Including Parallel Translations Bibliography Index
Series Title: Dance and performance studies, v. 12.
Responsibility: Tríona Ní Shíocháin.

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The songs of the beloved Irish poet Maire Bhui Ni Laeire (Yellow Mary O'Leary) explore themes of colonial subjection, oppression and injustice, representing an integral contribution to the  Read more...

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