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Title

Literary Provocateur: Revival, Revolt, and the Censure of the Irish Review, 1911-14

Department

English Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

First appearing in 1911, the Irish Review proclaimed itself a journal of "Irish literature, art and science" that "would favor no political party." True to those words, the periodical published the literary work of W. B. Yeats, George Russell and George Moore, illustrations of William Orpen and Jack Yeats, and cultural essays by Patrick Pearse and Douglas Hyde. As the quest for home rule languished, however, the Irish Review ultimately diverted from its egalitarian cultural directive to emerge as a mouthpiece of militant nationalism, publishing such works as Eoin MacNeill's "Manifesto of the Irish Volunteers" and Thomas MacDonagh's "Marching Song of the Irish Volunteers" prior to the periodical's censure and seizure by the British in 1914.

Conference Name

Conference on the Third Home Rule Crisis

Conference Location

Cork, Ireland

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