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Open Access 'Travelling Light in the Upper Stor(e)y': Artaud in Ireland

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This article explores the theoretical and historical implications of Artaud's 1937 trip to Ireland. The trip has played a key role in the interpretation of his work as either the symptom of paranoid fixation or the expression of a euphoric liberation. Artaud's refusal of a normative identity arguably invited his social exclusion while revealing the nationalist paranoia of 1930s Europe.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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