'The frame of the sparkling graphics': the window and the screen in contemporary Irish poetry

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This conference paper discusses the visual tropes of the window and the screen in the work of Derek Mahon and Alan Gillis. More specifically, the focus is on how the architectural window and the digital screen operate as framing devices in their works, and how they enable the poets to interrogate the interrelationship between poetry as verbal discourse, and visual representation. The shift from the architectural window to a digital window on the screen also marks a shift in understanding questions of viewpoint and perspective in contemporary culture.

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Anne Karhio