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Irish women's writing, 1878-1922 – Advancing the cause of liberty - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Irish women's writing, 1878-1922: Advancing the cause of liberty

Anna Pilz and Whitney Standlee


Irish women writers entered the international publishing scene in unprecedented numbers in the period between 1878 and 1922. This collection of new essays explores how Irish women, officially disenfranchised through much of that era, felt inclined and at liberty to exercise their political influence through the unofficial channels of their literary output. By challenging existing and often narrowly-defined conceptions of what constitutes ‘politics’, the chapters investigate Irish women writers’ responses to, expressions of, and dialogue with a contemporary political landscape that included not ... More

Keywords: Irish women’s writing, Nineteenth-century Irish literature, Twentieth-century Irish literature, Publishing history, Literature and history, Politics and literature, Feminism and literature, Women and public engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097584
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Pilz, author
Irish Research Council Fellow in the School of English at the University College Cork

Whitney Standlee, author
Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Worcester

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