Sophie Ollivier


University College, Dublin.
M. A. (anglais), agrégée, docteur d’état (russe) a été maître de conférences à l’université de Clermont 2, puis professeur de littérature slave à l’université de Bordeaux 3. Elle enseigne actuellement la littérature française à Dublin. Ses recherches concernent la littérature russe (Dostoïevski, Mandelstam, Paoustovski…) et l’histoire irlandaise (sociétés agraires, Fenians).

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Cycnos | Volume 15 n°2

Le retour posthume de l’exilé

The funeral of the Young Irelander T. D. MacManus (10 November 1861) was stage-managed by the founder of the I.R.B. James Stephens who wanted to strengthen his organization. It took place before the rising of 1867 and was a political event. John O’Mahony’s funeral (5 March 1877) took place at a moment when the Fenian movement was highly divided with the issue of the Home Rule. It did not have the same political impact but was more a tribute paid to a man who created the Fenian Brotherhood in America and together with James Stephens made the Irish revolutionary movement a living force. Patrick Pearse’s graveside panegyric on O’Donovan Rossa (1 August 1915) was an open appeal for insurrection.The funerals created a powerful myth which erased the humiliations of the past failures and built up a romantic nationalism driving to the struggle for independence.

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