Access to the forms related to the Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon pledge forms and associated documents can be found Via this URL: https://thepledgearchived.home.blog/ Signing The Pledge opens access to an embedded Google form, where the signatory can leave a comment and document their protest at the consistent publication of surveys and teaching volumes that have consistently excluded Irish Women Poets.
Our dismay at the gender imbalance in the representation of Irish poets in The Cambridge Companion To Irish Poets (2017) is exacerbated by the gender imbalance in the critical contributors to it. Out of thirty invited contributors, only four are women. As writers and academics, this is an absence we can easily address in future edited volumes. We propose to do so by means of a pledge, which we invite you to sign with us. Our pledge is short and simple. It commits us to asking questions about gender representation early on in collaborative projects such as edited collections, conferences and festivals. It commits us to withdrawing our participation when, in our opinion, insufficient effort is made to render representation fair. (Read more at URL: https://thepledgearchived.home.blog/)
The Pledge https://thepledgearchived.home.blog/ & associated forms garnered responses to the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets (Cambridge University Press, 2017)