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dc.contributor.authorMcIvor, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T15:26:13Z
dc.date.available2016-05-11T15:26:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-23
dc.identifier.citationMcIvor, C. (2016). Historical duty, palimpsestic time and migration in the Decade of Centenaries. Irish Studies Review, 24(1), 49-66.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1469-9303
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5773
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_IE
dc.description.abstractThis article analyses Sonya Kelly’s How to Keep an Alien (Dublin Tiger Fringe, 2014) and ANU Production’s Vardo (Dublin Theatre Festival, 2014) in relationship to the performative backdrop of the Irish Decade of Centenaries (2012–22) and a series of key extra-theatrical political events have that featured asylum seekers and migrants prominently in Ireland and to a limited extent in Europe at large from 2012 to 2015. Both theatrical productions centrally engage tropes of Irish national memory vis-à-vis engagement with migration through a primary focus on women’s stories and premiered against the backdrop of the Decade of Centenaries. How to Keep an Alien and Vardo’s embrace of what M. Jacqui Alexander terms “palimpsestic time” and their critical focus on gender during this moment of the Decade of Centenaries models a theatrical dramaturgy that aids in reading key theatrical and extra-theatrical events featuring asylum seekers and migrants against one another. These works reveal the relationship between these events and the ongoing redefinition of Irish national memory and political community, a process thrown into sharp relief by the present commemorative mode. They insist that a turn to the past is inseparable from querying the lived political structures of the present, structures that have repeatedly displaced as well as instrumentalised the bodies of migrant women from the post-inward migration of the mid-1990s onwards.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Council Starter Research Grant [grant number RPG2013-1]
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofIrish Studies Reviewen
dc.subjectMigrationen_IE
dc.subjectInterculturalismen_IE
dc.subjectDecade of Centenariesen_IE
dc.subjectMemoryen_IE
dc.subjectCommemorationen_IE
dc.subjectAsylumen_IE
dc.titleHistorical duty, palimpsestic time, and migration in the Decade of Centenariesen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-04-28T14:24:27Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09670882.2015.1113012
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670882.2015.1113012en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactCharlotte Mcivor, Drama & Theatre Studies, Wood Quay Court, 2nd Floor, Nui Galway. 2568 Email: charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie
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