Between The ‘Planter & The Gael:’ A Cross-Community Education In Poetry

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Adrian Rice (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Woodrow Trathen

Abstract: This 4-article dissertation mines the sources and outworking’s of my position as a scholar-poet, one who has attempted to steer a dissenting course between the twin pillars of Ulster Protestant Unionism and Irish Catholic Nationalism - between ‘The Planter & The Gael’ - the Scylla and Charybdis of the Troubled sectarian divide in my native Northern Ireland. In so doing, this dissertation focuses on the work of some of the key cross-community poet-mentors whose personal lives and written works, especially their poems, have been a (quite literal) education for me, both inside and outside the classroom, thereby influencing my own professional and published work.

Additional Information

Rice, A. (2023). Between The ‘Planter & The Gael:’ A Cross-Community Education In Poetry. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2023
Education and Poetry, Poetry of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’, Dr. William Drennan and The Poetry of Presbytery, Seamus Heaney’s “Punishment” and Michael Longley’s “Ceasefire”, Poet Adrian Rice and ‘Eleventh Night’

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