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Irish Members of Parliament and the Home-Rule Bill of 1912

Description: This thesis examines speeches made by Irish members of the British House of Commons concerning the Government of Ireland Bill (1912). The most significant source use was the Parliamentary Debates of the House of Commons, 1912 to 1914. The organization of the Irish political parties is outlined in Chapter One. The next two chapters deal with their view of Irish history during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The fourth chapter focuses upon the bill in committee, and the fifth chapter examines the more general debate on the bill. The conclusions of the final chapter suggest that advocates of the bill were motivated by Irish nationalism, while opponents were motivated by economic ties to Great Britain.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Burke, Kenneth Alton
Partner: UNT Libraries

Language and Identity in Post-1800 Irish Drama

Description: Using a sociolinguistic and post-colonial approach, I analyze Irish dramas that speak about language and its connection to national identity. In order to provide a systematic and wide-ranging study, I have selected plays written at approximately fifty-year intervals and performed before Irish audiences contemporary to their writing. The writers selected represent various aspects of Irish society--religiously, economically, and geographically--and arguably may be considered the outstanding theatrical Irish voices of their respective generations. Examining works by Alicia LeFanu, Dion Boucicault, W.B. Yeats, and Brian Friel, I argue that the way each of these playwrights deals with language and identity demonstrates successful resistance to the destruction of Irish identity by the dominant language power. The work of J. A. Laponce and Ronald Wardhaugh informs my language dominance theory. Briefly, when one language pushes aside another language, the cultural identity begins to shift. The literature of a nation provides evidence of the shifting perception. Drama, because of its performance qualities, provides the most complex and complete literary evidence. The effect of the performed text upon the audience validates a cultural reception beyond what would be possible with isolated readers. Following a theoretical introduction, I analyze the plays in chronological order. Alicia LeFanu's The Sons of Erin; or, Modern Sentiment (1812) gently pleads for equal treatment in a united Britain. Dion Boucicault's three Irish plays, especially The Colleen Bawn (1860) but also Arrah-na-Pogue (1864) and The Shaughraun (1875), satirically conceal rebellious nationalist tendencies under the cloak of melodrama. W. B. Yeats's The Countess Cathleen (1899) reveals his romantic hope for healing the national identity through the powers of language. However, The Only Jealousy of Emer (1919) and The Death of Cuchulain (1939) reveal an increasing distrust of language to mythically heal Ireland. Brian Friel's Translations (1980), supported by The Communication Cord (1982) and Making ...
Date: May 1994
Creator: Duncan, Dawn E. (Dawn Elaine)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: This report provides background information regarding political violence and the peace process in Northern Ireland. It includes further information about the devolved government and recurrent crises (1999-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2010), implementation of police reforms, recent events and ongoing challenges, relevant U.S. policy, and recent legislation.
Date: January 10, 2014
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: This report provides background information regarding political violence and the peace process in Northern Ireland. It includes further information about the devolved government and recurrent crises (1999-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2010), implementation of police reforms, recent events and ongoing challenges, relevant U.S. policy, and recent legislation.
Date: December 9, 2004
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: Current Issues and Ongoing Challenges in the Peace Process

Description: This report describes the Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland, which is one of four component "nations" of the United Kingdom (UK). The conflict, often referred to as "the Troubles," has its origins in the 1921 division of Ireland and has reflected a struggle between different national, cultural, and religious identities.
Date: March 14, 2017
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: For years, the British and Irish governments have sought to facilitate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Northern Ireland. After many ups and downs, the two government and the parties participating in the peace talks announced an agreement on April 10, 1998. The implementation of the resulting Good Friday Agreement continues to be difficult. A political stalemate in Northern Ireland since 2002 has halted the peace process and forced London to suspend the devolved government and to resume governance of the province. British and Irish leaders have set a November 24, 2006, deadline to revive talks on governance in Northern Ireland.
Date: September 27, 2006
Creator: Archick, Kristin & Morelli, Vince L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Northern Ireland: The Peace Process

Description: For years, the British and Irish governments sought to facilitate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Northern Ireland. After many ups and downs, the two governments and the Northern Ireland political parties participating in the peace talks announced an agreement on April 10, 1998. Despite a much improved security situation in the years since then, full implementation of the resulting Good Friday Agreement has been difficult. On May 8, 2007, however, Northern Ireland's devolved political institutions were restored after an almost five-year suspension following a powersharing deal between the largest unionist and nationalist parties.
Date: July 3, 2008
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Old City Wall]

Description: Photograph of an old city wall in Ireland. A new wall in the foreground abuts the old wall. The old wall contains stonework ornamentation in the form a castle. There is an archway below the castle. More modern buildings are visible in the background through the arch.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Stone Tower]

Description: Photograph of a stone tower in Ireland. The tower connects to a wall in the foreground. Weeds grow out of the top of the wall.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a building in Ireland. In the foreground, the side of a stone building is visible. The building has two arched windows that are filled in with bricks.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of buildings in Ireland. The sides of two buildings are visible in the foreground. There is a gap between the buildings. Through the gap, trees and a white cupola are visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Irish Castle]

Description: Photograph of a castle in Ireland. A stone wall is visible in the bottom foreground framed by trees. The castle is visible behind the wall.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[National Monument]

Description: Photograph of the National Monument in Ireland. The heads of two people are visible in the bottom foreground. The people stand in front of the monument entrance. The entrance is formed out of a stone wall with the monument plaque on the right side. Two other people are visible within the structure visible through the entrance.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a cemetery in Ireland. In the foreground, graves are scattered amongst surrounding greenery. A lake and hills are visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a row of buildings in Ireland. All the buildings have brick facades which are visible in the foreground. A street runs in front of the buildings. Two street lamps are visible receding down the street.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a street in Ireland. An archway is visible in the foreground. A street passes through the archway and into the background. Stone buildings line the street.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Church Ruins]

Description: Photograph of church ruins in Ireland. Two remaining arches of the church are visible in the left foreground. A tower rises out of the wall to the right.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Ireland]

Description: Photograph of a shaded street in Ireland. The street in the foreground is intersected by an archway. Two men pass through the archway. A perpendicular street is visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Tower and Cross]

Description: Photograph of a tower and a Celtic cross in Ireland. The tower is visible in the foreground. The tower casts a shadow on white grave stones in the bottom right. the Celtic cross rises out of a low stone structure behind the tower. The landscape and a white building are visible in the background.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Church Ruins from Above}

Description: Photograph of church ruins in Ireland. The ruins are viewed from above. The top circular window and three lower arches are visible in the foreground. A stone wall surrounding grass is visible behind the church. A road and more grass is visible in the background beyond the wall.
Date: 1970
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design