At the intersection of medievalism, Celticism and nationalism: Maud Gonne as Ireland’s "Joan of Arc"

Ellie Crookes

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Abstract

The Celtic legend of a woman destined to free Ireland and the resonances of this myth with the story of Joan of Arc was intentionally and calculatedly employed by Maud Gonne and her supporters. Gonne understood the powerful underpinnings of the story of Joan of Arc, drawing on them to form a powerful persona that still permeates popular memory around Gonne to this day. An in-depth study of the title of “Ireland’s Joan of Arc” reveals new insight into Gonne’s motivations and her influences, and into the interconnectedness of medievalism, Celticism and nationalism in Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-70
Number of pages20
JournalIrish Studies Review
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • medievalism
  • Celticism
  • Irish nationalism
  • Joan of Arc
  • Maud Gonne

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