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Seamus Heaney's 'Casualty' - Causal or Casual?

Campbell, Siobhán (2014). Seamus Heaney's 'Casualty' - Causal or Casual? Poetry Ireland Review(113) pp. 133–134.

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Abstract

In this essay, Campbell posits that Seamus Heaney's poems in 'Field Work' are concerned with the poet questioning not just the social function of poetry but also the dangers of consolatory art, not just the deep ambivalence of a writing in a contested state but the very political nature of art itself. This rereading of the poem 'Casualty' outlines the cusp on which Heaney operates within this poem, thereby allowing for new possible readings of the work.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0332-2998
Keywords: Seamus Heaney; political poetry; Irish poetry; Contemporary poetry
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Contemporary Cultures of Writing
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Item ID: 57803
Depositing User: Siobhan Campbell
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 08:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57803
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