Prototypes for Parody in 'Cyclops': Texts of the Gaelic Revival by Eoin Mc Evoy
This exhibit draws a style-based comparison between two of the many parody passages contained in the 'Cyclops' episode of Ulysses and three important texts of the Celtic Revival period in Ireland: an extract from Lady Gregory's Gods and Fighting Men, a translation of select Irish legends; the proceedings of the third Oireachtas cultural and literary festival; and a letter sent by Archbishop Croke to the founder of the Gaelic Athletics Association, Michael Cusack, pledging his support and discussing the values of Irish and English sports.
The essay outlines the similarities between these original documents and the selected parody passages in 'Cyclops' and offers a short interpretative analysis on the possible meaning of these parodies within the narrative.
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Eoin Mc Evoy