Irish Women Writing (1880-1920) Network.
Research Pioneers in Irish Women’s Writing: An Interview Series conducted by Anna Pilz & Whitney Standlee,
Since the 1990s, scholarship on Irish women’s writing has made some significant strides in recovering forgotten authors and texts. Thanks to pioneering work by researchers such as John Wilson Foster, Patricia Coughlan, Heidi Hansson, Margaret Kelleher and James H. Murphy, we have begun to see developments that conceptualise and offer new frameworks for researching and understanding Irish women’s writing of the period between 1880 and 1920.
About the Research Pioneers Series by Anna Pilz & Whitney Standlee,
"Evidence of the surge in interest in Irish women’s writing came recently during a conference staged by the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, which celebrated its 50th anniversary at Trinity College Dublin in July 2019. This conference brought together a global community of scholars to reflect on the topic of ‘Critical Ground’. During thought-provoking roundtable discussions such as “Displacing the Canon” and “Feminist Wonder? Twenty-First Century Interventions in Irish Studies”, important questions were raised about the need to diversify the teaching syllabus, revisit categories such as the ‘Irish writer’ and what we might mean by it, and opening out the field of Irish Studies to include transdisciplinary, transnational and multi-lingual approaches. With digitisation projects of archival materials on the rise, access to primary resources and previously untapped critical texts are increasingly available to enable new directions in the scholarship of Irish women’s writing."
About the Irish Women Writing (1880-1920) Network
About The Network: To build on the existing field of burgeoning scholarship evident not only in recent publications but at the recent symposium held at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
To connect with other researchers, not only in the literary field but across other disciplines
Online URL: https://irishwomenswritingnetwork.com/about/