By Maika Nguyen Attempting to Define ‘Home’ The word home often has positive connotations referring to shelter, rest, privacy and stability or permanence. It can denote a centralised, spatial location for family, and, as such, serves as a spatialised form of one’s interactions with close ones, developed over time. The home space, as conceived byContinue reading “Home and Home/land in the Autofiction of Anna Moï and Dany Laferrière”
By Prolet Decheva Regarding (art) history, the term ‘transnational’ seems to be predominantly applied to nineteenth and twentieth-century as well as contemporary developments, such as the impact of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or contemporary processes of globalisation, mobility or migration. [i] Nevertheless, while there is no exact definition of what ‘transnational history’ is,[ii] in theContinue reading “‘Transnational’ Late Antiquity, ‘National’ Modes of Thought”
By Lauren Cassidy Ireland has often been referred to as a nation of storytellers, and there is perhaps some validity to the claim. Throughout Irish canonical tradition, writers have consistently sought to evince the psychology of their nation; its culture; its idiosyncrasies; its identity. Although an island, Ireland has never been isolated. With a longContinue reading “Transnationalising the Irish Canon through Contemporary Feminist Psychoanalysis”
By Fiona Lyons In the latter half of the nineteenth century, many Irish people migrated to the United States [the US hereafter] from Ireland mostly due to the Great Famine of the 1840s-50s. Historians W. E. Vaughan and A. J. Fitzpatrick estimate that roughly 49% came from counties in Ireland where Irish was widely spoken.[i]Continue reading “A new Transatlantic Identity?”
by Mike Norris A framework for comparison Transnationalism is a recent field of study, well suited to an age in which large scale and complex movements of people and ideas take place and are observed and analysed. The methodologies involve many disciplines, including statistics, political science, economics, constitutional law, sociology, and linguistics. Can such methodologiesContinue reading “What did transnationalism look like in late antiquity?”
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