Roger Casement s Diaries

Roger Casement s Diaries

Most biographical works devoted to Roger Casement have some special contribution to make. Major differences occur, depending for the most part on whether or not their authors had enjoyed access to the original manuscripts of the Black ...

Author: Roger Sawyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446413333

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Born in Ireland in 1864 Roger Casement acted as British Consul in various parts of Africa (1895-1904) and Brazil (1906-11) where he denounced atrocities among Congolese and Putumayo rubber workers. knighted in 1911, He returned to Ireland, where as an ardent nationalist he attempted to enlist German help for the cause. He was hanged for high treason in London in 1916. A compulsive diary writer, his so-called 'Black' Diaries were finally released into the public domain in 1994. At the time of his trial, these diaries-detailing his promiscuous homosexual activities in Brazil-were used to condemn him and, subsequently, to poison his reputation. Published here for the first time-as are his more public 'White' Diaries of the same year-they not only offer the reader the opportunity to judge their authenticity-still a matter of heated debate-but they also take us deep into the mind of the bravest, most selfless and practical humanitarian of the Edwardian age.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement

The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement

Roger Casement Angus Mitchell. made. They made their way through the smoking rooms of clubs into ordinary conversation, and have latterly found their way into print. The story that was put about was that Casement for many years led a ...

Author: Roger Casement

Publisher: Anaconda Editions

ISBN: 9781901990003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 534

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"This book, from the previously unpublished manuscript in the National Library of Ireland, is a valuable and deeply detailed edition of the diary kept by Casement during his journey into the South American rainforests. He had been sent by the British government to report on atrocities against tribal people while being forced to collect rubber in the Putumayo region in the north-west Amazon. Genocide among the Amazon Indians has continued, but external investigations of this kind have been rare. The way in which Roger Casement carried out his work is still relevant to all kinds of humanitarian and whistle-blowing activities. It is also a key text charting Casement's transition from observer to anti-imperial revolutionary and Irish independence leader, culminating in his execution by the British government in August 1916 after the Easter Rising."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ireland and Ecocriticism

Ireland and Ecocriticism

Angus Mitchell, The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 1997), 53. Mitchell, The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement, 105. Mitchell, The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement, 107. Mitchell, The Amazon Journal of Roger ...

Author: Eóin Flannery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135108991

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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This book is the first truly interdisciplinary intervention into the burgeoning field of Irish ecological criticism. Providing original and nuanced readings of Irish cultural texts and personalities in terms of contemporary ecological criticism, Flannery’s readings of Irish literary fiction, poetry, travel writing, non-fiction, and essay writing are ground-breaking in their depth and scope. Explorations of figures and texts from Irish cultural and political history, including John McGahern, Derek Mahon, Roger Casement, and Tim Robinson, among many others, enable and invigorate the discipline of Irish cultural studies, and international ecocriticism on the whole. This book addresses the need to impress the urgency of lateral ecological awareness and responsibility among Irish cultural and political commentators; to highlight continuities and disparities between Irish ecological thought, writing, and praxis, and those of differential international writers, critics, and activists; and to establish both the singularity and contiguity of Irish ecological criticism to the wider international field of ecological criticism. With the introduction of concepts such as ecocosmopolitanism, "deep" history, ethics of proximity, Gaia Theory, urban ecology, and postcolonial environmentalism to Irish cultural studies, it takes Irish cultural studies in bracing new directions. Flannery furnishes working examples of the necessary interdisciplinarity of ecological criticism, and impresses the relevance of the Irish context to the broader debates within international ecological criticism. Crucially, the volume imports ecological critical paradigms into the field of Irish studies, and demonstrates the value of such conceptual dialogue for the future of Irish cultural and political criticism. This pioneering intervention exhibits the complexity of different Irish cultural and historical responses to ecological exploitation, degradation, and social justice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feis Na NGleann

Feis Na NGleann

7 ROGER CASEMENT AND NORTH ANTRIM Stephanie Millar Casement's origins The surname ' Casement ' is of Manx origin and it was Sir Roger Casement's great - great - grandfather who brought it to Northern Ireland . Hugh Casement emigrated ...

Author: Eamon Phoenix

Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation

ISBN: 1903688493

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Glens of Antrim formed one of the last Irish-speaking areas of Ulster until the early 1900s. Until the opening of the Antrim coast road in the 1850s Irish was universally spoken in the Glens and on Rathlin. The turn of the 19th century saw the Gaelic Revival which in the north of Ireland involved both Unionists and Nationalists in an effort to preserve Irish as a spoken language. It was against this background of cultural renaissance that Feis na nGleann ('The Glens Feis') was founded in 1904 as the first Gaelic cultural festival in east Ulster. That inaugural Feis harnessed the talents of the Glens folk and a group of leading "Big House" figures in the locality, among them Miss Rose Young of Galgorm Castle, Miss Ada McNeill of Cushendun, and Miss Margaret Dobbs. Others included Sir Roger Casement, then a recent convert to Irish nationalism, Eoin MacNeill, Glensman and language revivalist, Francis Joseph Bigger, lawyer and antiquarian, John 'Benmore' Clarke and Joseph Campbell, the Belfast poet. This book traces the origins of Feis na nGleann in that 'crease in time' between Parnell and the 1916 Rising. In a series of scholarly chapters, experts profile the historic founders of the Feis and record the history of Irish in the district. There are special sections on the traditional arts and crafts fostered by the Feis, the once famous Glens toy-making industry, the role of hurling and the rich literary legacy of the Feiseanna. The book is lavishly illustrated with unique contemporary photographs. The result is attractive and readable volume which will appeal to all those interested in the history and culture of the Glens and the fortunes of the Irish language in the north of Ireland.
Categories: History

World War I

World War I

Sir Roger Casement, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. (Library of Congress) Irish cause, first in America and then, after World War I began, in Germany, where he remained until 1916. Among Casement's efforts to ...

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098798

Category: History

Page: 2454

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Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.
Categories: History

Travel Writing and Atrocities

Travel Writing and Atrocities

In reaching this opinion I have also consulted Mitchell's 816-page documentation of Casement's life in 1911, Sir Roger Casement's Heart of Darkness, correspondence between Casement and Charles Roberts in ASAPS, Brit.Emp.s.22 G344c, ...

Author: Robert M. Burroughs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136953446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded slave regimes in the Congo Free State, Portuguese West Africa, and the Putumayo district of the Amazon rainforest during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. During this time, British explorers, missionaries, consuls, journalists, soldiers, and traders produced evidence of misrule in the Congo, Angola, and the Putumayo, which they described their travel and witnessing of colonial violence in travelogues, ethnographic monographs, consular reports, diaries and letters, sketches, photography, and more. As well as bringing home to readers ongoing brutalities, eyewitness narratives contributed to debates on humanitarianism, trade, colonialism, and race and racial prejudice in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. In particular, whereas earlier antislavery travelers had tended to promote British imperial expansion as a remedy to slavery, travel texts produced for the three major humanitarian campaigns of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century expressed — and, indeed, gave rise to — changes in the perception of Britain as a nation for whom the protection of Africans remained paramount. Burroughs's study charts the emergence of a subversive eyewitness response in travel writing, which implicated Britons and British industries in the continuing existence of slave labor in regions formally ruled by other nations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sex Power and Slavery

Sex  Power  and Slavery

[1268] Casement Diaries, HO 161/5, NA; Dudgeon, Roger Casement, 315. I am grateful to Marc Herold and Roderick Barman for clarification on thi point. [1269] See Philippa Levine, “Introduction: Why Gender and Empire?

Author: Gwyn Campbell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444900

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: for example, in some societies to bear the children of a master was a potential route to manumission for some women. Sex, Power, and Slavery is the first history of slavery and bondage to take sexuality seriously. Twenty-six authors from diverse scholarly backgrounds look at the vexed, traumatic intersections of the histories of slavery and of sexuality. They argue that such intersections mattered profoundly and, indeed, that slavery cannot be understood without adequate attention to sexuality. Sex, Power, and Slavery brings into conversation historians of the slave trade, art historians, and scholars of childhood and contemporary sex trafficking. The book merges work on the Atlantic world and the Indian Ocean world and enables rich comparisons and parallels between these diverse areas. Contributors: David Brion Davis, Martin Klein, Richard Hellie, Abdul Sheriff, Griet Vankeerberghen, E. Ann McDougall, Matthew S. Hopper, Marie Rodet, George La Rue, Ulrike Schmieder, Tara Iniss, Mariana Candido, James Francis Warren, Johanna Ransmeier, Roseline Uyanga with Marie-Luise Ermisch, Francesca Ann Louise Mitchell, Shigeru Sato, Gabeba Baderoon, Charmaine Nelson, Ana Lucia Araujo, Brian Lewis, Ronaldo Vainfas, Salah Trabelsi, Joost Coté, Sandra Evers, and Subho Basu
Categories: Social Science

Ireland in Transition 1867 1921

Ireland in Transition  1867 1921

9 'WITH THE EYES OF ANOTHER RACE, OF A PEOPLE ONCE HUNTED THEMSELVES' 1 Roger Casement, Ireland, Germany and the Freedom of the Seas: A Possible Outcome of the War of 1914 (New York and Philadelphia, 1914), p. 8.

Author: David George Boyce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332576

Category: History

Page: 291

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This wide-ranging collection brings together multiple perspectives on a key period in Irish history, from the Fenian Rising in 1867 to the creation of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1921, with a focus on the formation of Irish identity. The chapters, written by team of experts, focus on key individuals or ideological groups and consider how they perceived Ireland's future, what their sense of Irish identity was, and who they saw as the enemy. Providing a new angle on Ireland during the period from 1867 to 1921, this book will be important reading for all those with an interest in Irish history.
Categories: History

Love in a Dark Time

Love in a Dark Time

ROGER CASEMENT : SEX , LIES AND THE BLACK DIARIES Tessie Conrad remembered his visit : Sir Roger Casement , a fanatical Irish protestant , came to see us , remaining some two days our guest . He was a very handsome man with a thick ...

Author: Colm Toibin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743244672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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A collection of linked essays about homosexual literature considers its most influential writers of the past two centuries--including Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, and Thom Gunn--and how many of them were forced to hide the truth about their private lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre

1 2 4 5 6 7 8 See www.cialudens.com.br Diaries, reports and biographies included, for example: Jeffrey Dudgeon Roger Casement: The Black Diaries with a Study of His Background, Sexuality, and Irish Political Life (Belfast: Belfast Press ...

Author: Mary Raftery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre is the first anthology of Irish documentary drama. It features five challenging plays by Irish writers, and one by an international author, interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora, with introductory essays by established academics. Together these plays represent the most innovative development in contemporary Irish theatre and illuminate the social and political realities of contemporary Ireland. The first two plays, of 2010 and 2013, deal with scandals of clerical and institutional abuse, and use as source material the Ryan Report of 2009, and the documents from the 2008 Irish Bank Guarantee. The next two, of 2014 and 2013, concern interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The first of these is based on published statements of participants in the event and the second on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized . The last two plays, of 2015 and 2016, widen the view to the history of the Irish in the diaspora: one retelling the history of emigration to England based on published research material; and the other tracing Roger Casement's experiences in the Amazon and his subsequent participation in the Easter Rising using extracts from his diaries and other writings. The plays included and discussed are: No Escape by Mary Raftery Guaranteed by Colin Murphy Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy History by Grace Dyas My English Tongue, My Irish Heart by Martin Lynch The Two Deaths of Roger Casement by Domingos Nunez
Categories: Performing Arts