The Astray Belonging—The Perplexity of Identity in Paul Muldoon’s Early Poems
- 10.2991/hss-26.2016.86How to use a DOI?
- Paul Muldoon, Northern Ireland, Identity, Perplexity.
As a poet born in a Catholic family in Northern Ireland but deeply influenced by the British literary tradition, Paul Muldoon’s identity is obviously multiple and complex especially from 1970s to 1980s when Northern Ireland was going through the most serious political, religious and cultural conflicts, all of which were unavoidably reflected in the early poems of Paul Muldoon. This thesis attempts to study the first four anthologies of Paul Muldoon from the perspective of Diaspora Criticism in Cultural Studies to discuss the issues of identities reflected in Muldoon’s poems. Obviously, the perplexity triggered by identities is not only of the poet himself but also concerning Northern Irish issues. Muldoon’s poems relating cultural identities present the universal perplexity of Irish identity.
- © 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Jing Yan PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - The Astray Belonging—The Perplexity of Identity in Paul Muldoon’s Early Poems BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 511 EP - 516 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.86 DO - 10.2991/hss-26.2016.86 ID - Yan2016/01 ER -