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Irish women writers at the turn of the 20th century :

alternative histories, new narratives /
edited by Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney.
Contributors: Laing, Kathryn, editor
Summary:“This collection presents international research on the work of Irish women writers at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering new voices and introducing original perspectives on the lives, works and networks of more familiar literary figures, these essays make a key contribution to contemporary feminist recovery projects and remapping the landscape of Irish literature of this period. There is a burgeoning interdisciplinary and international field in which a diverse range of hitherto neglected Irish women writers have been recovered, and their lives, works, networks and other contexts illuminated. Irish Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century capitalises on this rich, diverse and innovative field, drawing on new scholarship that develops existing strands of enquiry further. It also opens up new avenues for exploration. The strengths of the work is in its seeking of new engagements specifically in relation to Irish women’s cultural economies, particularly literary networks, access to literary production and publication, the long nineteenth century and emergent modernist aesthetics. A further key concern is the politics of retrieval of lost women’s lives and writings, the relationship of Irish feminist critical projects to the ongoing acts of commemoration associated with the formation of the Irish state, and increasing concerns with the future-proofing of ‘lost’ feminist digital recovery projects of the 1990s. This new collection of original work offers new scholarship about these concerns in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. It draws attention to the significant figure of the Irish New Woman, feminism in the archives, vegetarianism and suffrage, anthologies and the canon, literary and publishing networks, digital methodologies, and women’s writing and intellectual journals, newspaper and periodical histories.”--Publisher description.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Brighton, Sussex, England : Edward Everett Root, Publishers, Co. Ltd., 2020.
Series:Studies in Irish literature, cinema and culture ; no. 1
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index

Physical description: x, 231 pages ; 23 cm

Table of Contents:
Introduction: “A Palpable Energy” / Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney
New Perspectives : “The Wind is Our Confederate”: Nation and Nature in the Work of First-Wave Irish Feminists / Maureen O’Connor
Emily Lawless: The Child as Natural Historian / Seán Hewitt
Sunk in the Mainstream: Irish Women Writers, Canonicity, and Famine Memory, 1892-1917 / Christopher Cusack
“A Country of the Mind”: Eva Gore-Booth and the 1916 Rising / Lia Mills
International Relations in the Writing and Artwork of Edith Œ Somerville and Martin Ross: French Leave (1928) and the Académie Colarossi at the end of the Nineteenth Century / Julie Anne Stevens
“Hunters in Red Coats”: The Irish New Girl in Edith Somerville’s “Little Red Riding-Hood in Kerry” (1934) / Anne Jamison
A Thing of Possibilities: The Railroad, Space, and Belonging in Katherine Cecil Thurston’s Max / Matthew Reznicek
“Morbid Deviations”: Katherine Cecil Thurston, Degeneracy and the Unstable Masculine / Sinéad Mooney
“Modernist Silence” in Irish New Woman Fiction / Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka
Recoveries : Intellectual Journals and the Irish Women Writer: The Example of the Nineteenth Century / Heidi Hansson
Daughters, Death and Despair in Ethel Colburn Mayne’s Short Stories / Elke D’hoker
Rediscovering Elizabeth Priestley: Spirited Writer, Feminist, and Suffragist / Mary S. Pierse
Education, Love, Loneliness, Philanthropy: Erminda Rentoul Esler / Patrick Maume
From Special Correspondence to Fiction: Veracity and Verisimilitude in Margaret Dixon McDougall’s Writings on Ireland / Lindsay Janssen
Hannah Berman: Jewish Lithuania and the Irish Literary Revival / Barry Montgomery
Mothers of the Insurrection: Theodosia Hickey’s Easter Week / Lisa Weihman.