Memoirs from South America: a 'New Ireland'?
Laura Izarra (Universidade de São
of letters and memoirs varies as if it were a pendulum
swinging back and forth, establishing a relationship between
the construction of an external world to signify it and make
it known, and the consciousness of an internal world that
must be signified to oneself and/or to others.
will analyse the process of a subject becoming semiotically
present to the other in the former's absence, and how a 'New
Ireland' (Marshall 2005) in South America was constructed
through nineteenth-century personal narratives. William
Bulfin's letters and other letters and memoirs compiled by
Edmundo Murray in Devenir Irlandés (2004) will be
focused to reveal the shaping of Irish diasporic identities.