Tag Archives: masculinities

You Remind Me of the Babe…

I blame Timothy Dalton… and David Bowie. Definitely Harrison Ford and Charles Dance and Richard Chamberlain and Leslie Howard. And quite possibly James Spader, though I keep wavering on that one – I’m just not sure if he’s her father … Continue reading

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“There’s No Getting Away From It If You’re Irish”: Gender, The Irish Diaspora, and Gone With The Wind

It might be the most famous rejection in literary history. Aware too late that she has made a horrible mistake for the past dozen years, Scarlett O’Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler runs through the mist to tell Rhett that she loves … Continue reading

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The Orangeman in Winter: Ogle Gowan, Masculine Frailties, and the Rise of the Orange Order

After many, many months of silence, I’m posting again.  The time since March has been slightly mad with conferences and research on the new book.  The next half-dozen or so posts will be versions of these papers that I gave … Continue reading

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#darcyforthewin

Mr Darcy is 200 years old today.  That’s a lot of candles on the cake.  If Bridget Jones is capable of drinking something real tonight, I’m sure she’d pick something celebratory… maybe a Moet or a Veuve Clicquot.  Or a … Continue reading

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Covenant This!

Well, that was a bit of a surprise. Yesterday marked the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Ulster Covenant, the document signed by nearly half a million Ulstermen and women in 1912 as a protest against the British government’s … Continue reading

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Empire is a Man’s Business: Unionist Loyalties, Imperial Masculinities and Ulster’s Campaign Against Home Rule

This is a somewhat edited (and also less formal) version of a paper I gave this past weekend at St Michael’s College, University of Toronto.  The one-day symposium, hosted by the Celtic Studies Institute, was to mark the 100th anniversary … Continue reading

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Late Night Thoughts – Part II – “The Big Fella”

I’ve been thinking a lot about Michael Collins today… and Michael Collins.  Near the end of this year – Christmas Day, to be precise – I will be the exact same age Collins was when he was assassinated. I have … Continue reading

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