Irish American Crime Narratives as (Pre)Colonial Discourse (NEMLA 2013)

Waves of Irish immigration have meant a translation of Irish cultural ideals to America. However, amidst the traditional modes of music and poetry that have deeply influenced American art, the Irish American criminal has often been overlooked as a transnational figure. This panel seeks to trace how Irish cultural discourses of criminality have manifested within the American narrative. From The Boondock Saints to Whitey Bulger, the fascination with the Irish American criminal has been a ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NeMLA
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Comparative
British
20th & 21st Century
20th & 21st Century
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