Recent years have seen the topic of victims and victimhood brought to the fore on the island of Ireland, both in the North with the publication of the controversial Eames/Bradley report dealing with victims of the Troubles, and in the Republic with the publication of the final Ryan Report on institutional abuse. In this collection, drawing on the cross-disciplinary nature of Irish studies, contributors from the fields of history, literary and cultural studies, politics, sociology and civic society provide multifaceted perspectives from which to examine the issue of victimhood in Ireland. The volume explores in detail how a traumatic past, whether repressed or proclaimed, can continue to impact on the present, both at a personal and societal level.
Lesley Lelourec is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Languages and Irish Studies at the Universite Rennes 2, France. She holds a PhD on contemporary English perceptions of the Irish Question. Her main research interest is in Anglo-Irish relations and the impact of the Troubles in Britain. She has published a number of articles on British attitudes towards Northern Ireland and British media representations of the Troubles. Grainne O'Keeffe-Vigneron is a Senior Lecturer in Irish Studies at the Universite Rennes 2, France. She completed a PhD on the Irish in England in the post-Second World War period and their fight for recognition as an ethnic minority group. She has recently started a project on Irish emigrants living on the European continent and is currently researching the Irish diaspora in France.
Contents: Marianne Elliott: Foreword - Lesley Lelourec/Grainne O'Keeffe-Vigneron: Ireland and Victims: Addressing the Issues - Claire Dubois: 'The Wooing of Erin': Women as Victims in the Visual Arts of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - Richard S. Grayson: Veterans as Victims: The Experiences and Rediscovery of Irish Nationalists in the British Military in 1914-1918 - Charlotte Barcat: 'A Truth for the World': From Widgery to Saville, the Campaign for Truth and Justice about Bloody Sunday - Stephen Hopkins: Victims and Memoir-Writing: Leaving the Troubles Behind? - Stephane Jousni: Haunting Memories and Haunted Narratives: Ghost Languages and Forbidden Tongues in Hugo Hamilton's Autobiographies - Jo Dover/John M. Kabia/Rosie Aubrey: Dialogue in Conflict Transformation: A Journey towards Understanding and Humanization - Graham Dawson: Storytelling, Imaginative Fiction and the Representation of Victims of the Irish Troubles: A Cultural Analysis of Deirdre Madden's One by One in the Darkness - Ryszard Bartnik: 'No Bones' on the Road to Recovery: Anna Burns' Socio-Psychological Study of the Northern Irish Predicament - Victoria Connor: 'A School for Bad Boys': The Representation of the Industrial School System in Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy - Fabrice Mourlon: Assessing the Achievements of Assistance to the Victims of the Conflict in Northern Ireland - Agnes Maillot: Torture, Coercion and Intimidation: The Assassination of Robert McCartney - Deborah Vandewoude: The Industrial Schools in the Republic of Ireland: From Idealistic Salvation to Institutional Abuse - Valerie Morisson: Willie Doherty: Troublesome Portraits/Schizoid Identities - Emma Grey: 'Returning to the Same Places': Trauma in the Work of Willie Doherty - Trevor Parkhill: The Ulster Museum History Galleries and Post-Conflict Community Engagement - Helene Alfaro: The Contribution of Community Arts Activity to the Reconciliation Process.
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