Ontemporary Portrayals of Revoultionary Irish Figures
The paper should draw out themes in modern literature regarding Irish figures from Irelands last 100 yearsspecifically Maud Gonne, Countess Markievitz and Roger Casement.
I would like to include the following:
WB Yeats poem No Second Troy(1916)
He is mentioned in The Dream of the Celtby Mario Vargas Lisa.
Arthur Conan Doyle also used Casement as inspiration for the character Lord John Rexton in 1912 novel The Lost World
WB Yeats also wrote a poem demanding the return of Casements remains with the refrain The ghost of Roger Casement is beating on the door”.
Casement also features in Giants Causeway1922French Academic Pierre Benoit.
WB Yeats wrote a poem In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Countess Markievich”
Mention of Markievich in Gina Sigillito (2007) The Daughters of Maeve, 50 irish women who changed the world (Pg 87).