Occluded Narratives: Researching Irish Women’s Writing 1880-1910
26 November 2016, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
The diverse and multi-disciplinary body of material contained in The Field Day Anthology Volumes IV and V: Women’s Writing and Traditions (2002) triggered a crucial reappraisal of canonical exclusions. It also engendered numerous retrieval projects on ‘literary absentees’ from the archives of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. Scholars working in this field, Margaret Kelleher, Gerardine Meaney, Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, James H. Murphy, John Wilson Foster, Heidi Hansson, Tina O’ Toole and many others have made pioneering contributions to what is now a growing body of scholarship. Constructing new critical paradigms and paying attention to neglected writers and genres has expanded our understanding of this period and opened up new spaces for scholarly dialogue.
Our aims in organising this symposium in many ways seek to further such work. They include:
The proposed dates, 1880-1910 are not exclusive and scholars working on writers publishing slightly outside these fields will be welcome to attend.
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