Welcome to the Irish Women’s Writing (1880-1920) Network


Our network facilitates international and interdisciplinary connections and exchanges between researchers recovering and studying the lives and work of Irish women writers, artists, historians, scientists and more.

To join the network click here

Are you a postgrad working in the area? Check out our Postgraduate Forum.

See all the details for our forthcoming virtual symposium.

Sign up for our quarterly email here.

Send us updates for the Events Page: notifications of forthcoming publications, conferences and other events are welcome. Contribute a blog: tell us about your research, recent conferences attended, or new projects.

Check out our archives, bibliography, and our resources for more.

  • Hope and Hunger in a Stricken Land: Jane Wilde and the Great Hunger
    Christine Kinealy, Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University This is an extract from Professor Christine Kinealy’s article ‘Hope and Hunger in a Stricken Land: the Wilde Family and the Great Hunger’ in Reading Ireland, issue 12, edited by Adrienne Leavy. Speranza…
  • The Unravelling of Old Certainties: Elizabeth Bowen and the Search for Stability in Times of Flux
    Orlaith Darling, Trinity College Dublin In the U.S. post-script to The Demon Lover and Other Stories (1945), Elizabeth Bowen expresses the human yearning for security-in-placement: The search for indestructible landmarks in a destructible world led many down strange paths […] The violent destruction of…
  • Memory, Landscape and Loss in Irish Emigrant Women’s Memoirs
    Dr Sarah O’Brien, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick In October, a woman uploaded a photo to her social media account. Taken that morning, it showed her at the edge of a hospital bed, head held in her hands. Her body, partly exposed by a drooping towel, was doubled over in grief. She…