Into the Futures of their Makers: A cognitive poetic analysis of reversals, accelerations and shifts in time in the poems of Eavan Boland

McLoughlin, Nigel F (2016) Into the Futures of their Makers: A cognitive poetic analysis of reversals, accelerations and shifts in time in the poems of Eavan Boland. In: World Building: Discourse in the Mind. Advances in Stylistics . Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 259-276. ISBN 978-1472586537

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Abstract

In the chapter that follows I intend to examine the theoretical crossing points between the new mobilities paradigm (Sheller and Urry 2006), Text World Theory (Werth 1999; Gavins 2007), and Stockwell’s (2009, 2011) model of literary resonance, in order to generate a framework through which the reversals, accelerations and shifts in time in the work of contemporary Irish poet, Eavan Boland may be effectively analysed. Several of Boland’s poems contain challenges to temporal and/or spatial normality in order to make wider points about the nature of reality as we remember and reexperience it. For this reason her work offers a challenging test to the framework proposed. I will begin by outlining the new mobilities paradigm, and follow this with brief outlines of Text World Theory and Stockwell’s model of literary resonance in order to show why they may be effectively combined as a theoretical framework which can be used to address imaginative movement and mobile sense-making. This is followed by the analysis of several examples, and some conclusions drawn from those analyses.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 15.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 15:29
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2017 02:23
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3689

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