Dåtidens betydelse för nuet och nuets betydelse för dåtiden: Skildringar av påskupproret på Irland 1916
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Significance of the Past to the Present and of the Present to the past : Depictions of the Easter Rising on Ireland of 1916 (English)
In this essay, I compare ten different depictions of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916. These depictions are all from books published between 1924 and 2000, which deal with a wider context of the history of Ireland or Northern Ireland. I relate the depictions to the point in time when they were written, the geographic focus of the book, and the views that the author expresses about the present and the future, and about the significance of history. The main result of my essay is that the depictions differ in a way that seems connected to whether or not there was an ongoing violent conflict in Ireland at the time the books were written. Texts written when the political violence was present, or close, in time and location, are likely to be written either in a neutral tone with concern about objectivity, or incorporating the Easter Rising events in context of an ongoing socialist struggle. Texts written in times of seemingly lasting peace are generally more uncritical and have a more epic form.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 39 p.
Historiemedvetande. Påskupproret. Bachtin.
History and Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34152OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-34152DiVA: diva2:716671
Subject / course
Trenter, Cecilia, Lektor
Rosén, Ulla, Professor