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  • 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…
  • ‘THE EXTINGUISHED CASTLE’: ELIZABETH BOWEN’S HAUNTED HOUSE IN ‘HER TABLE SPREAD’
    Dr Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado (Queen’s University Belfast) Elizabeth Bowen (7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) Elizabeth Bowen had a thing for haunted houses. They appear frequently in her oeuvre, and especially in her short stories. One such tale, the comically grotesque ‘Her Table…
  • RESEARCH PIONEERS 12: Tina O’Toole
    Tina O’Toole has been recognised as a leading scholar in Irish women’s studies since her first full-length published work, the Dictionary of Munster Women Writers, emerged in 2005 and added important names to the growing list of Irish women writers who had long been…
  • Research Pioneers 11: Julie Anne Stevens
    Julie Anne Stevens is the leading expert in Irish literary studies on the works of the cousins Edith Somerville and Martin Ross. With two monographs on these collaborators – The Irish Scene in Somerville and Ross (2007) and Two Irish Girls in Bohemia: The…
  • A Case for Editorial and Curatorial Interventions
    Anna Pilz & Whitney Standlee, Network Team In the papers of Katharine Tynan Hinkson held at the John Rylands Library in Manchester is a strongly worded letter from 1902 that attests to the difficulties that tend to assail the editors of volumes of literature….