News & Links

News and information about other events in the field of late nineteenth-century/early twentieth-century Irish women’s writing.

 

Forthcoming Conferences and CFPs – 2018

Call for Papers for Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide. The conference is set to be held on 9th and 10th of April 2018 at the University of Birmingham.

https://midlandsmodernistnetwork.wordpress.com/transitions-bridging-the-victorian-modernist-divide/
The CFP closes December 18th 2017. Decisions will be made in early January.

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Women Writing Decadence, 1880-1920

7-8 July 2018
University of Oxford

Please email 300-word abstracts to decadentwomen@gmail.com by 10 January 2018.

https://decadentwomen.wordpress.com

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Female suffrage in British art, literature and history

deadline for submissions: December 20, 2017
University of Toulouse, France
contact email:
catherine.delyfer@univ-tlse2.fr
“Female suffrage in British Art, Literature and History”

A conference organized by Catherine Delyfer and Catherine Puzzo (Univ. Toulouse, CAS, JDG)

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The 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies University

Environments of Irish Studies

College Cork, Ireland
18th – 22nd June 2018

 

Submit abstracts for consideration by 15th Jan 2018 to acis2018@ucc.ie

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IASIL 2018 – Reimagining Traditions

23-27 July 2018
Radboud University Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Deadline for submission: 31 January 2018.

http://www.iasil.org/conference-2018-radboud-university-nijmegen-23-27-july/

Past Events

The “Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers” Conference

8-10 June 2017, Room T.1.01 at Mary Immaculate College, UL

When the Abbey Theatre announced its 1916 centenary “Waking the Nation” programme, Irish theatre fans and practitioners were rightly outraged that only one of the ten plays being produced was written by a woman. The outcry over that gender-imbalanced programme led numerous Irish women to take to social media and vent their justified anger. The “Waking the Feminists” (WTF) initiative was born, and this important grassroots movement has done much to highlight the prejudice regularly endured by women working in Irish theatre.

Taking inspiration from WTF and earlier interventions such as “There Are No Irish Women Playwrights!”, scholars based at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College have decided to mount a conference on 8-10 June 2017 which will highlight the vital, frequently overlooked contributions that women have made to Irish theatrical life from the eighteenth century to the present. The plenary speakers include Co. Clare playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, as well as three highly-regarded academics who have worked in this field for many years: Dr. Cathy Leeney (UCD), Dr. Melissa Sihra (TCD), and Dr. Maria Kurdi (University of Pécs).

The topics that the plenaries and panel speakers have proposed to cover include important Irish playwrights (e.g., Davys, Griffith, Sheridan, Edgeworth, Balfour, Milligan, Gregory, Gore-Booth, Deevy, Manning, ní Ghráda, Reid, Devlin, Carr, Conroy, and numerous others), as well leading directors, scenographers, and contemporary devisers. Irish-language Drama, Theatre for Young Audiences, and the intersection between feminist politics and Irish theatre will also be probed.

In addition to the keynotes and papers, the conference will include rehearsed readings of plays by two Irish women playwrights: one historical (Teresa Deevy) and one contemporary (Dramatist TBC). There will also be a roundtable discussion involving women theatremakers from across the island; this will highlight the challenges facing (and the exciting developments involving) women working in Irish theatre today.

To register for this conference, please email Dr. David Clare (david.clare@mic.ul.ie). For additional information regarding the conference, please write to Aideen Wylde (aideen.wylde@mic.ul.ie), Dr. Fiona McDonagh (fiona.mcdonagh@mic.ul.ie), or Dr. Clare. The full conference fee is €40 (€20 for students and the unwaged).

Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

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Who are the Missing Women on Wikipedia?

At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, an editathon is taking place during the week of International Women’s Day, in March 2017. The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia.

For more details on this excellent project click here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland_wikiwomenIE_2017

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WHAI Annual Conference: Gender and Class in Ireland, 21-22 April 2017, National University of Ireland, Galway

WHAI Annual Conference 2017

SSNCI conference – Irish College, Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June

Figures of Authority in 19th-Century Ireland

Website: https://ssnci2017.wordpress.com/

From the 4th to the 6th of May 2017, the KU Leuven department of Literary Studies, research group MDRN and the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies will host the third annual conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR). 

Short Fiction: Co-texts and Contexts – Le Récit Bref: Co-textes et Contexts.

https://ensfrleuven2017.wordpress.com

Women on Ireland Research Network Annual Conference: Women and Irishness
Waterford Institute of Technology
1st & 2nd of June 2017

http://www.womenandirishness.com

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CFPs

Women’s History in the Digital World will be held July 6-7, 2017 at Maynooth University (Ireland). Call for papers is open.

Submissions by Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

https://whdw2017.wordpress.com/home/

XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI)

“Fe/male Challenges in Irish Studies from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”

University of La Rioja (Spain), 25-27 May, 2017

Deadline: 28 February 2017

http://www.unirioja.es/aedei2017/

IASIL2017 NTU-Singapore 24-28 July, 2017

Ireland’s Writers in the 21st Century

Deadline: March 15th

http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/english/IASIL2017/home.html

Single Lives: 200 Years of Independent Women in Literature and Popular Culture (University College Dublin, Oct-2017)

Deadline: April 1st

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/166689/single-lives-200-years-independent-women-literature-and-popular

CONVENTION AND REVOLUTION
Life writing by women in the 1800s and 1900s: archives, critiques and methods
29 November -1 December 2017 Warsaw, Poland

Deadline: April 30th

http://www.the-cwwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CONVENTION-AND-REVOLUTION-call-for-papers.pdf

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

A two-day conference organised by the Cultural Currents (1870-1930) Research Group at Loughborough University, 7-8 April, 2017

https://georgeegertonconference.wordpress.com

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Recent Publications

E. Œ. Somerville and Martin Ross: Female Authorship and Literary Collaboration
Anne Jamison

http://www.corkuniversitypress.com/Somerville-and-Ross-p/9781782051923.htm

Irish women’s writing, 1878–1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Edited by Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee

Irish women writers entered the British and international publishing scene in unprecedented numbers in the period between 1878 and 1922. This collection of new essays by leading scholars explores how women writers including Emily Lawless, L. T. Meade, Katharine Tynan, Lady Gregory, Rosa Mulholland, Ella Young and Beatrice Grimshaw used their work to advance their own private and public political concerns through astute manoeuvrings both in the expanding publishing industry and against the partisan expectations of an ever-growing readership.

For more information click here.

Women Writing War

Edited by Tina O’Toole, Gillian McIntosh and Muireann O’Cinnéide

https://ahssresearch.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/book-launch-of-women-writing-war-ireland-1880-1922/

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/no-longer-forgotten-women-activists-from-the-decade-of-centenaries-1.2889074

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Calls for Contributors

Victorian Popular Fiction Association

Call for Contributors: Fashion and Material Culture in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Fashion and Material Culture in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Edited Collection: Call for Contributors
Abstracts Due: 31st July 2016
Click here for more.

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http://www.genderarc.org

Gender ARC (Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society) is a research network linking more than fifty academics at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick who are engaged in gender-focused research across diverse disciplines including: Business, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, Health Sciences, Irish Studies, Languages, Law, Literature, Nursing and Midwifery, Politics and Sociology.

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Revolutionary Genders
Sibéal Feminist and Gender Studies Network Annual Conference

November 18 & 19 NUI Galway

For more www.sibeal.ie or click here.

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Key Popular Women Writers

This innovative new series will deliver original and transformative feminist research into the work of leading women writers who were widely read in their time, but who have been under-represented in the canon.

For more click here.

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