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“Away, come away”: Moving dead women and Irish emigration in W. B. Yeats’s early poetry

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Emigration and Ireland are closely entwined in cultural consciousness, yet little scholarly work addresses Irish emigration in W. B. Yeats’s poetry. I use the lens of Irish emigration to tackle another under-discussed phenomenon in Yeats’s early poetry: the physically moving, dead, female body. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, young unmarried women were emigrating from Ireland in historically unprecedented numbers, and this high emigration rate of Irish women parallels the recurr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.4000/etudesirlandaises.5101

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Publisher:
Presses universitaires de Rennes Publisher's website
Journal:
Études irlandaises Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
1
Pages:
45-60
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Acceptance date:
2016-12-12
DOI:
EISSN:
2259-8863
ISSN:
0183-973X
Pubs id:
pubs:829028
URN:
uri:5ebe22df-5038-42e4-9559-38dec172788c
UUID:
uuid:5ebe22df-5038-42e4-9559-38dec172788c
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pubs:829028

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