Tim Robinson: Aran as a site of cultural movement

The following was designed to be presented at Textualities20, a mini-conference I was involved in, due to have been held on 20th of March. It was cancelled once the colleges closed. Its subject, Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage, was written by Tim Robinson, a Yorkshireman who passed away on the 3rd of this month at the … Continue reading Tim Robinson: Aran as a site of cultural movement

Synge’s The Aran Islands: Civilisation as a Negative Influence

I'm reading a book by JM Synge about his travels in the west of Ireland. Synge is known for Playboy of the Western World. I can't name any of his other works, although obviously I know that he was involved in the Abbey Theatre. I'd not read or seen any of his work so I … Continue reading Synge’s The Aran Islands: Civilisation as a Negative Influence