W.B. Yeats and the Dialectics of Misrecognition

Gregory Castle

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Irish Literature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405188098
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012


  • Challenging tasks, confronting those wishing to read Yeats - deciding which Yeats to read
  • Editors of Norton Anthology of English Literature- for multiplicity, one key to Yeats' greatness and different Yeatses
  • Explicitly Revivalist phase - Yeats focusing primarily on Gaelo-Catholic folk tradition
  • Hegelian philosophical tradition - fundamental concept in dialectical processes of consciousness
  • Revivalist pedagogy, contesting strategic "emplacement" - of past as absolutely prior, origin determiningall subsequent temporality
  • The Secret Rose and Stories of Red Hanrahan - Christian and hermetic mysticism, "imaginative conquest of Irish history"
  • W.B. Yeats and dialectics of misrecognition
  • Yeats' work with Irish Literary Theatre - the Irish National Theatre, documented in theatre's journal Beltaine
  • Yeats, putting images and ideas - into a creative process of correction and review, belief giving way to a kind of performative or alienated assent
  • Yeats, reshaping Gregory's Seven Woods - and her Georgian manor, structuring his experiences with Maud Gonne and "fairy-faith" of the rural Irish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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