Online Talk: “𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻. Hosted by CUNY.
“𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗲𝘀: 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻’𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝟭𝟵𝟲𝟬𝘀-𝟭𝟵𝟵𝟬𝘀” 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻
In this talk, 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 explores women’s contributions to the anti-colonial civil rights movements during the Troubles in the Six Counties of Ireland from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. They connect the work of Irish women leaders and writers by examining their leadership roles, individual voices, and cultural productions.
𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻 highlights the personal correspondence, auto/biographical narratives, and poetry of the following key leaders and writers: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Margaretta D’Arcy, Roseleen Walsh, Martina Anderson, Ella O’Dwyer, and Mairéad Farrell. Drawing on interviews with selected writers for supplemental data in interpreting their personal histories and writing, Washburn analyzes the politics and prose and poetry of Irish women, documenting moments of prison solidarity among them.
𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻, 𝗣𝗵𝗗, is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College. They also teach Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College.
In addition, they are the co-editor of 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘘𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘺, published by the Feminist Press. Red’s articles appear in 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘙𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴: 𝘈𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘦𝘴𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴, and 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘹𝘪𝘴: 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘴. Finishing Line Press published their poetry collection 𝘊𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯. They are the co-editor of 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘞𝘪𝘴𝘥𝘰𝘮’𝘴 𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘺𝘯’𝘴 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭, 𝘋𝘶𝘮𝘱 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱: 𝘓𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, and 45 𝘠𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴: 𝘈 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘓𝘦𝘴𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘈𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴, and they are currently working on the 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴/𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘮𝘴 issue.
Their academic book 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘴: 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 1960-1990𝘴 and their poetry collection 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘟 are forthcoming next year. In addition, they are working on a book about trans and nonbinary literatures and communities, 1969-2019. Red is a coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives and of the Rainbow Book Fair as well as is on the board of directors of 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘞𝘪𝘴𝘥𝘰𝘮 and the Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS).
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