Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising
Edited by Lisa Godson and Joanna Brück
Joanna Brück is Reader in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.
Lisa Godson is Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Introduction Joanna Brück and Lisa Godson Approaching the material and visual culture of the 1916 Rising
Section 1: The Fabric of the Rising
Brian Hand The fabric of a deathless dream: a short introduction to the origins and meanings of the 1916 tricolour flag
Jane Tynan The unmilitary appearance of the 1916 Rebels
Franc Myles Beating the retreat: the final hours of the Easter Rising
Daniel Jewesbury The constitution of a state yet to come: the unbroken promise of the Half-Proclamation
Bill Mc Cormack What is a forgery or a catalyst? The so-called ‘Castle Document’ of Holy Week 1916
Ciara Chambers The ‘aftermath’ of the Rising in cinema newsreels
Section 2: The Affective Bonds of the Rising
Orla Fitzpatrick Portraits and propaganda: photographs of the widows and children of the 1916 leaders in The Catholic Bulletin
Jack Elliott ‘After I am hanged my portrait will be interesting but not before’. Ephemera and the construction of personal responses to the Easter Rising
Joanna Brück Nationalism, gender and memory: internment camp craftwork, 1916-1923
Laura McAtackney Female prison autograph books: (re)remembering the Easter Rising through the experiences of Irish Civil War imprisonment
Brian Crowley Pearse’s profile: the making of an icon
Section 3: Revivalism and the Rising
Elaine Sisson – Dublin Civic Week and the materialisation of history
Mary Ann Bolger Redesigning the Rising: typographic commemorations of 1916
Róisín Kennedy The Capuchin Annual: visual art and the legacy of 1916, one generation on
Hilary O’Kelly National Revival dress and 1916
Section 4: Remembering the Rising
Lar Joye and Brenda Malone Displaying the nation: the 1916 exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland (1932-1991)
Elizabeth Crooke A story of absence and recovery: the Easter Rising in museums in Northern Ireland
Pat Cooke History, materiality and the myth of 1916
Damian Shiels Place versus memory: forgetting Ireland’s sites of independence?
Catherine Marshall ‘Of all the trials not to paint…’. Sir John Lavery’s painting High Treason, Court of Criminal Appeal: the Trial of Roger Casement 1916
Justin Carville ‘Dusty fingers of time’: photography, materials memory and 1916
Lisa Godson Religion, ritual and the performance of memory in the Irish Free State
Afterword Nicholas Allen Lost city of the archipelago: Dublin at the end of Empire
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
This is an insightful and well-edited anthology, which offers material and ideas not available elsewhere.
This important book explores the material and visual culture around the Rising. Lisa Godson and Joanna Brück have assembled essays from 23 contributors to comment on a plethora of objects, clothes, photographs, paintings, documents and buildings that provide us with a new set of angles on the events that convulsed Ireland 100 years ago.
Catriona Crowe The Irish Times
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 14, 2015