In this podcast I talk about the importance of oral communication to the history of Irish de/colonialism. I’m analyzing Eimear McBride’s novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, the TV programs The Late Late Show and Give My Head Peace, and the movies The Wind that Shakes the Barley and The Magdalene Sisters.

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Notes and references:

Neoliberalism Ate My Democracy, Or 1980s and 90s Cult TV

Episode 5: Ms. Ives, The New Old Final Girl

Bhabha, Homi. “Of Mimicry and Man.” October. Vol. 28, 1984. 130.

Gillespie, Michael Patrick. The Myth of an Irish Cinema: Approaching Irish-Themed Films. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2008.

Landay, Lori. Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania, 1998. Print.

Lloyd, David. Irish Culture and Colonial Modernity 1800-2000: The Transformation of Oral Space. Cambridge UP, New York, 2011. 16.

McBride, Eimear. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing. Toronto, Ontario: Simon & Schuster Canada, 2015. Print.

Pettitt, Lance. Screening Ireland: Film and Television Representation. Manchester UP, Manchester UK, 2000.

The Late Late Show. Dir. Niamh White. Host, Gay Byrne. RTE One, 1962-1999.

Give My Head Peace. Creators Tim McGarry, Damon Quinn, and Michael McDowell. BBC Northern Ireland, 1995-2007.

The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Dir. Ken Loach. IFC First Take, 2006.

Author: Geneveive Newman

Image Credit: Miramax Films © 2002

Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (Irish Lullaby) by Chauncey Olcott is licensed under a Public Domain / Sound Recording Common Law Protection License.