Literature

Rhoda Coghill (Honest Ulsterman)

Why Uncomplicated Recovery Isn't Enough: Rhoda Coghill, Her Letters, and the Fired! Movement.

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Features Honest Ulsterman (June 2020). The feature includes a reproduction of the Coghill poem 'Hail Posterity', a discussion on the setting up of Fired! and allusions to the health of women poets who suffered possibly somatisation-related disorders. The poets who included Coghill were aware that their work was not valued, nor would it make it into the wider conversations about Irish poetry. The b ...

Covers: Irish University Review

Hidden Collections: The Value of Irish literary archives

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

"Yet in spite of a deepening interest in the work of Irish women writers, reinvigorated by #WakingTheFeminists (2016) and ‘ Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon’ (2017), the archival profile of individual women writers has not been significantly raised. Fired! draws particular attention to the neglect of earlier generations of Irish women poets, and to the fact that their work is both out of pri ...

Eavan Boland (1944-2020)

Eavan Boland (1944-2020)

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

A collation of national and international coverage of the death of Eavan Boland (1944-2020) 'Disruptive Irish Poet, is dead at 75 The New York Times (28/04/2020) Article URL : https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/books/eavan-boland-dead.html ( Online) Eavan Boland, Pillar of Irish poetry (1944-2020) She helped redefine the literary canon to include women's voices and those on the margins by Margaret ...

Fielden Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Olga Fielden was a student at Queen’s University Belfast. She moved to London for a period after her graduation but returned to Northern Ireland where she wrote plays for, and performed with, the amateur dramatics society, the Northern Drama League. Olga published two novels based on life in Ulster, Island Story (1933) and Stress (1936); a third novel, Liam Donn , remained unpublished ‘due to war’ ...

Laura Loftus (Academia.edu profile shot)

Periodical Codes: ‘Centre’, ‘Margin’ and Gender in Poetry Ireland Review During the early 1980s

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Keywords : Field Theory, Irish Studies, Gender, Periodical Studies, Twentieth Century Contemporary Poetry “Periodical Codes: ‘Centre’, ‘Margin’ and Gender in Poetry Ireland Review during the early 1980s” by Laura Loftus 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference, Prague, 2018 URL : https://www.academia.edu/42800122/Periodical_Codes_Centre_Margin_and_Gender_in_Poetry_Ireland_Review_During_the_early_1980s?e ...

Forster Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The letters contain detailed discussions considering the role of the arts, expose Forster’s insecurities and anxiety regarding his creative output, and provide insight into the conception and development of hugely significant literary works, not only by Forster and Reid but numerous established and new writers in the early part of the twentieth century. Such works include Forster’s A Passage to In ...

Burdett Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Burdett was a contemporary of Reid’s at Cambridge. The topics are very much literary, rather than personal. In Private Road Reid writes that Burdett was while at Cambridge “working on an extremely bad novel, which I read, finding only one good sentence in it. (I conscientiously pointed this out this sentence to the author.)” Despite Reid’s comment Burdett’s literary and critical output was substan ...

Gerardine Meaney, Image Mike Liffey

RESEARCH PIONEERS: A Series

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

The publication in 2002 of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: Women’s Writing and Traditions volumes 4 and 5 was a watershed moment in Irish literary history. Gerardine Meaney was among the principal co-editors of this endeavour, which evolved in response to the failure of the initial three volumes of The Field Day Anthology to dedicate due attention to women’s contribution to Irish literat ...

Dr. Lucy Collins

RESEARCH PIONEERS : Lucy Collins

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

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 URL: https://irishwomenswritingnetwork.com/about/ On Poetry By Wo ...