Michael G. Cronin
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Homoerotic and hopeful spaces in ‘Celtic Tiger’ fiction
in Revolutionary bodies
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Henri Lefebvre and Ernst Bloch provide a conceptual framework for thinking about social space and hope in novels by Keith Ridgway, Micheál Ó Conghaile and Barry McCrea. Their fiction moves us towards grasping the neoliberal condition sensuously and dialectically, since these are examples of chronotopic writing in which styles of writing social space generate radical modes of temporal reasoning. Two chronotopes are notably expressive in these novels: the city and the gay sauna. These novels are examples of ‘hopeful’ and ‘utopianist’ writing in which homoerotic desire is a vector of utopian longing. The most powerful symbolic location of hope in this fiction is the male body as a site of desire and need, pleasure and vulnerability.

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Revolutionary bodies

Homoeroticism and the political imagination in Irish writing


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