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.

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  • Writing the Aran Islands: The Curious Case of Nurse B. N. Hedderman
    Theo Joy Campbell District Nurse B. N. Hedderman’s 1917 memoir, Glimpses of my Life in Aran, was a puzzle I needed to solve.[i] I first stumbled upon it while researching J. M. Synge and his famous 1903 travelogue The Aran Islands. After reading Glimpses,…
  • Women Writers of the Catholic Literary Revival in England and Ireland: An Argument for Revaluation
    Julia Meszaros The large-scale socio-cultural and political shifts of the late nineteenth century are reflected in the era’s vibrant literary culture. In Britain and Ireland, the years between 1860 and 1960 saw a particularly dynamic literary resurgence among Catholic writers. Catholic emancipation, marked by…
  • WINIFRED M. LETTS (1882-1972): The Writer I Knew
    Bairbre O’Hogan My interest in the poet, novelist, dramatist and superb children’s writer, Winifred M. Letts, is more of a personal interest than an academic one. I would like her to be rediscovered for herself – not just to claim a stake in literary…