This path was created by Ellen Rethwisch. The last update was by Ben Deetz.
Star of the Sea: A Postcolonial/Postmodern Voyage into the Irish FamineMain MenuAbout This ProjectStar of the Sea OverviewJoseph O'ConnorIn this section, you will learn more about Joseph O'Connor and the other works he producedPostcolonial TheoryPostmodernismThe Gothic in Star of the SeaHistorical FiguresLanguage and Music in Irish CultureBiology of the FamineLandlords, Tenants, and EvictionsIn the following pages, you'll learn about landlords, tenants, and evictions during the Irish Potato FamineGovernment Policies and EmigrationMediaMemorialsContributorsBrief biographies of the people who made this book.
12016-02-15T13:38:58-08:00Ellen Rethwisch97fe176ecb8c9b047790608dc11cac0a49c3e4f2822012plain2353442016-04-05T18:47:13-07:00Ben Deetze84fae17dff07351dbd39e1cc109467a714e7371While artistic memory can be physically shown memorials, as evidenced in the previous section of the website, books are also a viable medium for artistic memory to be expressed. Similarly to memorials, books provide a way for voices previously silenced to be expressed through a variety of means. Historical fiction books allow for the creative narration of situations and experiences of the past to revive the dormant aspects of the past as personal connections can be established to the works and what the works are about. While there is value in the educational, non-fiction writings, the personal connections that can be established with works of historical fiction add an extra element of value that vastly improves accuracy of perception and awareness of life during the famine. In the following pages, you will find lists of books and writings involving the famine in one way or another that do exemplary jobs of bridging the past and the present so that readers are immersed in a stylistic portrayal of experiences of the past. The list serves to be used for reference if interested in exploring further readings.
Researcher/Writer: Ben Deetz Technical Designers: Abbey Benson and Ellen Rethwisch