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Reading the Irish Woman

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Editor: Liverpool University Press
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The theme of this book is cultural encounter and exchange in Irish women's lives. Using three case studies: the Enlightenment, emigration and modernism, it analyses reading and popular and consumer culture as sites of negotiation of gender roles. It traces how the circulation of ideas, fantasies and aspirations which have shaped women's lives in actuality and in imagination and argues that there were many different ways of being a woman. Attention to women's cultural consumption and production shows that one individual may in one day identify with representations of heroines of romantic fiction, patriots, philanthropists, literary ladies, film stars, career women, popular singers, advertising models and foreign missionaries. The processes of cultural consumption, production and exchange provide evidence of women's agency, aspirations and activities within and far beyond the domestic sphere.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liam Harte
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191071056
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction presents authoritative essays by thirty-five leading scholars of Irish fiction. They provide in-depth assessments of the breadth and achievement of novelists and short story writers whose collective contribution to the evolution and modification of these unique art forms has been far out of proportion to Ireland's small size. The volume brings a variety of critical perspectives to bear on the development of modern Irish fiction, situating authors, texts, and genres in their social, intellectual, and literary historical contexts. The Handbook's coverage encompasses an expansive range of topics, including the recalcitrant atavisms of Irish Gothic fiction; nineteenth-century Irish women's fiction and its influence on emergent modernism and cultural nationalism; the diverse modes of irony, fabulism, and social realism that characterize the fiction of the Irish Literary Revival; the fearless aesthetic radicalism of James Joyce; the jolting narratological experiments of Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, and Máirtín Ó Cadhain; the fate of the realist and modernist traditions in the work of Elizabeth Bowen, Frank O'Connor, Seán O'Faoláin, and Mary Lavin, and in that of their ambivalent heirs, Edna O'Brien, John McGahern, and John Banville; the subversive treatment of sexuality and gender in Northern Irish women's fiction written during and after the Troubles; the often neglected genres of Irish crime fiction, science fiction, and fiction for children; the many-hued novelistic responses to the experiences of famine, revolution, and emigration; and the variety and vibrancy of post-millennial fiction from both parts of Ireland. Readably written and employing a wealth of original research, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction illuminates a distinguished literary tradition that has altered the shape of world literature.

The Comic Everywoman in Irish Popular Theatre

The Comic Everywoman in Irish Popular Theatre Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susanne Colleary
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030020088
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This book is a comprehensive study of comic women in performance as Irish Political Melodrama from 1890 to 1925. It maps out the performance contexts of the period, such as Irish “poor” theatre both reflecting and complicating narratives of Irish Identity under British Rule. The study investigates the melodramatic aesthetic within these contexts and goes on to analyse a selection of the melodramas by the playwrights J.W. Whitbread and P.J. Bourke. In doing so, the analyses makes plain the comic structures and intent that work across both character and action, foregrounding comic women at the centre of the discussion. Finally, the book applies a “practice as research” dimension to the study. Working through a series of workshops, rehearsals and a final performance, Colleary investigates comic identity and female performance through a feminist revisionist lens. She ultimately argues that the formulation of the Comic Everywoman as staged “Comic” identity can connect beyond the theatre to her “Everyday” self. This book is intended for those interested in theatre histories, comic women and in popular performance.

You're Grand

You're Grand Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tara Flynn
Editor: Hachette Ireland
ISBN: 1444797727
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Irish Women have been around for ages - some would say almost as long as Irish Men. We've learned a lot in that time but, until now, we haven't shared it. Perhaps being shushed by priests/foreign invaders/the wind for too long has taken its toll - but our time has finally come to speak out. Here comedian Tara Flynn shares the wisdom of the Irishwoman, and why she holds the keys to success in life and how to live it - especially the rough bits. Armed with her all-purpose 'You're grand' philosophy, there is nothing the Irishwoman can't weather (even the weather). Need dating advice? Ask an Irishwoman. Need a recipe for brown bread? We're your gals. Worried about death? Don't be! Put the fun back in funeral! Covering all things grand, from the grand basics starter pack, to how to spice up your love life (a lesson in 'Irotica', anyone?) - if this book doesn't change your life (and it will), it might just help you laugh at it.

The Wild Irish Girl

The Wild Irish Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire Connolly
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315476762
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The Wild Irish Girl by Claire Connolly Summary

This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection between the eighteenth-century discourse of sentiment and the emergent nineteenth-century concept of the nation. Lady Morgan's Introductory Letters are included.

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renée Fox,Mike Cronin,Brian Ó Conchubhair
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000333159
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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies by Renée Fox,Mike Cronin,Brian Ó Conchubhair Summary

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.

Knowing Their Place

Knowing Their Place Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brendan Walsh
Editor: The History Press
ISBN: 0752498711
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Knowing their Place is a comprehensive account of the public, private and intellectual life of Irish women in the Victorian age. In particular, this book looks at the steady progress of girls and women within the education system, their gradual involvement in intellectual life through amateur societies (such as the Royal Dublin Society); their emergence of independent, highly motivated scholarly and philanthropic individuals who operated within local spheres with often very considerable degrees of success and influence.

The Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

The Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Tilley
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030300730
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The Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Ireland by Elizabeth Tilley Summary

This book offers a new interpretation of the place of periodicals in nineteenth-century Ireland. Case studies of representative titles as well as maps and visual material (lithographs, wood engravings, title-pages) illustrate a thriving industry, encouraged, rather than defeated by the political and social upheaval of the century. Titles examined include: The Irish Magazine, and Monthly Asylum for Neglected Biography and The Irish Farmers’ Journal, and Weekly Intelligencer; The Dublin University Magazine; Royal Irish Academy Transactions and Proceedings and The Dublin Penny Journal; The Irish Builder (1859-1979); domestic titles from the publishing firm of James Duffy; Pat and To-Day’s Woman. The Appendix consists of excerpts from a series entitled ‘The Rise and Progress of Printing and Publishing in Ireland’ that appeared in The Irish Builder from July of 1877 to June of 1878. Written in a highly entertaining, anecdotal style, the series provides contemporary information about the Irish publishing industry.

A History of the Girl

A History of the Girl Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary O'Dowd,June Purvis
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331969278X
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A History of the Girl by Mary O'Dowd,June Purvis Summary

This book is centered on the history of the girl from the medieval period through to the early twenty-first century. Authored by an international team of scholars, the volume explores the transition from adolescent girlhood to young womanhood, the formation and education of girls in the home and in school, and paid work undertaken by girls in different parts of the world and at different times. It highlights the value of a comparative approach to the history of the girl, as the contributors point to shared attitudes to girlhood and the similarity of the experiences of girls in workplaces across the world. Contributions to the volume also emphasise the central role of girls in the global economy, from their participation in the textile industry in the eighteenth century, through to the migration of girls to urban centres in twentieth-century Africa and China.

Violence and the Body

Violence and the Body Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arturo J. Aldama
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253109880
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Violence and the Body by Arturo J. Aldama Summary

Violence and the Body: Race, Gender, and the State explores the relationship between subalternity, the discourse and technology of the body, and the rise and proliferation of racial, colonial, sexual, domestic, and state violence, examining the materiality of violence on the "otherized" body. Grounded in U.S./Mexico border and Latin American cultural studies, the essays in this collection intersect discussions of subalternity, violence, and discourses of the body in a transethnic, feminist, and global cultural studies context. They provide a global mapping of contemporary modes and acts of physical and representational violence and demonstrate how discourses of otherization are reinforced and interanimated through violence on what Elizabeth Grosz has called the "intensities" and "flows" of the body.

Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Hatfield
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192581465
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Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland by Mary Hatfield Summary

Why do we send children to school? Who should take responsibility for children's health and education? Should girls and boys be educated separately or together? These questions provoke much contemporary debate, but also have a longer, often-overlooked history. Mary Hatfield explores these questions and more in this comprehensive cultural history of childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland. Many modern ideas about Irish childhood have their roots in the first three-quarters of the nineteenth century, when an emerging middle-class took a disproportionate role in shaping the definition of a 'good' childhood. This study deconstructs several key changes in medical care, educational provision, and ideals of parental care. It takes an innovative holistic approach to the middle-class child's social world, by synthesising a broad base of documentary, visual, and material sources, including clothes, books, medical treatises, religious tracts, photographs, illustrations, and autobiographies. It offers invaluable new insights into Irish boarding schools, the material culture of childhood, and the experience of boys and girls in education.

The Irish New Woman

The Irish New Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tina O'Toole
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137349131
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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.

Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up

Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Booth
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137482842
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A guidebook to the allusions of T.S. Eliot's notorious poem, The Waste Land , Reading The Waste Land from the Bottom Up utilizes the footnotes as a starting point, opening up the poem in unexpected ways. Organized according to Eliot's line numbers and designed for both scholars and students, chapters are free-standing and can be read in any order.

Love Inspired Historical May 2018 Box Set

Love Inspired Historical May 2018 Box Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherri Shackelford,Rhonda Gibson,Lisa Bingham,Janette Foreman
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488087385
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Love Inspired Historical May 2018 Box Set by Sherri Shackelford,Rhonda Gibson,Lisa Bingham,Janette Foreman Summary

Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles! Enjoy these historical romances of adventure and faith. HIS SUBSTITUTE MAIL-ORDER BRIDE Return to Cowboy Creek by Sherri Shackelford When the bride train arrives in Cowboy Creek, Russ Halloway is shocked to discover his carefully selected mail-order bride is instead his ex-fiancée’s little sister—all grown up. Anna Linford’s looking for a fresh start—and to keep her secrets hidden from the one man who, should he discover them, could break her heart. BABY ON HER DOORSTEP by Rhonda Gibson To raise the little girl left on her doorstep, schoolteacher Laura Lee’s only option is becoming a temporary live-in nanny for rancher Clint Shepard. The arrangement was supposed to be temporary, but soon the single dad’s wishing Laura and her baby can become a permanent part of his family. ACCIDENTAL SWEETHEART The Bachelors of Aspen Valley by Lisa Bingham Lydia Tomlinson will do anything to keep stranded mail-order brides in the Batchwell Bottoms mining camp—even going up against Pinkerton detective Gideon Gault, who watches over the ladies. But when a gang of outlaws threatens the town, Gideon and Lydia must band together to stop the thieves—and to fight any force that would keep them apart. LAST CHANCE WIFE by Janette Foreman Stranded in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, after a failed mail-order match, Winifred Sattler convinces Ewan Burke to give her a job in the general store attached to his gold mine. Busy trying to keep his fledgling operation open, Ewan has no time for distractions—except he can’t stop picturing his life with Winifred by his side…forever.

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Sheehan,A. Dooley
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137076380
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Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland by S. Sheehan,A. Dooley Summary

Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland illuminates these ideas through its fresh and provocative re-readings of a wide range of texts, including saga, romance, legal texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse.

Irish Women Dramatists

Irish Women Dramatists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652925
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Irish Women Dramatists by Eileen Kearney,Charlotte Headrick Summary

Irish women dramatists have long faced an uphill challenge in getting the recognition and audience of their male counterparts. There are more female playwrights now than ever before, but they are often ignored by mainstream theatres. Kearney and Headrick strive to shift the spotlight with Irish Women Dramatists. The plays collected in this volume represent a cross-section of the excellent dramatic output of Irish women writing in the twentieth century. In addition to the scripts and biographical introductions, the anthology includes a detailed, critical, annotated essay addressing the development of the Irish theatre throughout this time period, and the place women have artistically carved out for themselves in a traditionally male-dominated theatre industry and dramatic canon. One of the few collections of plays by Irish women, this volume contextualizes the political and sociological climate in which these playwrights developed. As theatre practitioners—actors and directors—as well as scholars, Kearney and Headrick have devoted years of research to discovering and rediscovering the contributions these women have made—and continue to make—in the Irish and world theatre scenes.

The Irish Women’s Movement

The Irish Women’s Movement Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Connolly
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230509126
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The Irish Women’s Movement by Linda Connolly Summary

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence, consolidation and development of the Irish women's movement, as a social movement, in the course of the twentieth century. It seek to address several lacunae in Irish studies by illuminating the processes through which the movement and, in particular, networks of constituent organisations, came to fruition as agencies of social change. The central argument advanced is that when viewed historically, the Irish women's movement is characterised by its interconnectedness and continuity: the central tensions, themes and organising strategies of the movement connects diverse organisations and constituencies, over time and space. This book will be essential reading for those interested in Irish studies, sociology, history, women's studies, and politics.

Wild Irish Women

Wild Irish Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marian Broderick
Editor: The O\'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847174612
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Wild Irish Women by Marian Broderick Summary

From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.

Women in the Struggle for Irish Independence

Women in the Struggle for Irish Independence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph McKenna
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 147663856X
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Women in the Struggle for Irish Independence by Joseph McKenna Summary

 Women have too often been written out of history. This is especially true in the fight for Irish independence. The women's struggle was three-fold, beginning with the suffragettes' fight to win the vote. Then came the push for fair pay and working conditions. Binding them together became part of the national struggle, first for home rule, then for the establishment of an Irish Republic. The Easter Rising of 1916 brought them together as soldiers of the Republic. Through the terrible years that followed, they became the conscience of Republicanism. Following independence, they were betrayed by the men they had served alongside. DeValera and the Catholic Church restricted their roles in society--they were to be wives and mothers without a voice. It was not until Ireland's entry into the European community and the self destruction of a corrupt Church that Irish women were acknowledged for what they had achieved.

Women's Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland

Women's Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie A. Eckerle,Naomi McAreavey
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496214269
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Women's Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland by Julie A. Eckerle,Naomi McAreavey Summary

Women's Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland provides an original perspective on both new and familiar texts in this first critical collection to focus on seventeenth-century women's life writing in a specifically Irish context. By shifting the focus away from England--even though many of these writers would have identified themselves as English--and making Ireland and Irishness the focus of their essays, the contributors resituate women's narratives in a powerful and revealing landscape. This volume addresses a range of genres, from letters to book marginalia, and a number of different women, from now-canonical life writers such as Mary Rich and Ann Fanshawe to far less familiar figures such as Eliza Blennerhassett and the correspondents and supplicants of William King, archbishop of Dublin. The writings of the Boyle sisters and the Duchess of Ormonde--women from the two most important families in seventeenth-century Ireland--also receive a thorough analysis. These innovative and nuanced scholarly considerations of the powerful influence of Ireland on these writers' construction of self, provide fresh, illuminating insights into both their writing and their broader cultural context.