Occluded Narratives

‘Occluded Narratives’: Researching Irish Women’s Writing 1880-1910

(Provisional Programme)

Friday 25th November

Registration 4 – 4.45 pm

4.45 pm – Welcome by the President of Mary Immaculate College, Professor Michael Hayes

5 – 6 pm Plenary 1

Professor James H. Murphy: How Feminist was Irish Victorian Women’s Fiction?

6.15 – 7.15 pm – Panel 1 – Feminism

Maureen O’Connor (UCC): Animal Souls and Votes for Women: Vegetarianism and Suffrage in the Work of Fin-de-Siècle Irish Feminists

Sinead Mooney (De Monfort): Feminism in the Archives: Katherine Cecil Thurston

Ciaran O’ Neill (TCD): Iota and the Ethnographic Impulse: reading Kathleen Mannington Caffyn (1855-1926)

7.30 pm – Symposium Dinner, Mary Immaculate College

Saturday 26th November

8.30 am Registration

9 – 10 am Plenary 2

Professor Margaret Kelleher: Literary Cabinets and ‘Who’s in, Who’s Out’: Katharine Tynan (1902) and her Successors

10 – 10.15 am Coffee

10.15 – 11.30 am Panel 2 – Retrievals I

Jane Mahony (TCD) ‘The Literary Sensation of the Year’: A Reappraisal of the Publication History and Context of Jane Barlow’s Irish Idylls.

Elke d’Hoker (U of Leuven): The Short Stories of Ethel Colburn Mayne

Mary Pierse (UCC): Searching for Elizabeth: the Life and Writing of L. A. M. Priestly

11.45 – 1 pm Panel 3 – Networks

Angus Mitchell (UL) and Caoilfhionn Ni Bheachain (UL): Alice Stopford Green and Vernon Lee: Glimpses into a Trans-European Cultural Network

Julie Anne Stevens (DCU): A Bohemian Sisterhood in Paris: Somerville and Ross, Fanny Currey, Marianne Stokes, and Sophia Rosamond Praeger

Faith Binckes (Bath Spa U) and Kathryn Laing (MIC): Hannah Lynch: Transnational Literary Networks and Vagabondage

1 – 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30 – 2.30 pm Plenary 3

Professor Gerardine Meaney: Digital Methodologies and Irish Women’s Writing: Researching Katherine Cecil Thurston

2.30 – 3.45 pm Panel 4Retrievals II

Helen Kingstone (Leeds Trinity University): ‘Are Women Aliens? Feminist and Nationalist Separatism in the Work of Alice Stopford Green’

Whitney Standlee (Worcester U): ‘Emigrants-Beware!’: M. E. Francis’s The Story of Mary Dunne (1913) and the White Slave Bill?

Patrick Maume (Dictionary of Irish Biography): The Great House Bug League and the Communist Conspiracy: Geraldine Penrose Fitzgerald’s The Silver Whistle and a counter-revolutionary interpretation of the Land War

3.45 – 4 pm Coffee

4 – 5 pm Plenary 4

Professor Heidi Hansson: Intellectual Journals and the Woman Writer: The Example of the Nineteenth Century

5 – 6.15 pm Panel 5 – Women Writing, Newspaper and Periodical Histories

Stephanie Rains (NUIM): ‘The girl does not exist who thinks she would not make a journalist’: Freelance Writing and the Popular Press in Early-Twentieth-Century Ireland

Elizabeth Tilley (NUIG): ‘Mention This Paper When Shopping’: Late Nineteenth-Century Women’s Periodicals in Ireland

Nora Moroney (TCD): The Social and Political Journalism of Frances Power Cobbe and Alice Stopford Green

6.15 – 7.15 pm Wine Reception and Round Table Discussion

8.00 Dinner at ‘The French Table’, Limerick