Luke Gibbons - The Memory of Forms: Image, History and Irish Art

in|discussion Public lecture series 2011-12

6.30pm Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lecture Room G6, School of Art Design and Printing

Dublin Institute of Technology, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1


Luke Gibbons is Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His publications include Gaelic Gothic: Race, Colonialism and Irish Culture (2004), Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime (2003), The Quiet Man (2002), Transformations in Irish Culture (1996), and (with Kevin Rockett and John Hill) Cinema and Ireland (1988). He is currently preparing Joyce’s Ghosts: Ireland, Memory and Colonial Modernity for publication.

This talk will discuss the Irishness of Irish art in terms of form rather than representation, contending that the most important aspects of a work's relation to its culture lie in aesthetic qualities often considered as lying outside history, or beyond questions of power and politics.

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