New Book Irish Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney (eds)

This major new work on significant but neglected or marginalised late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Irish women writers could not be more timely.

This collection presents international research on the work of Irish women writers at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering new voices and introducing original perspectives on the lives, works and networks of more familiar literary figures, these essays make a key contribution to contemporary feminist recovery projects and remapping the landscape of Irish literature of this period.

There is a burgeoning interdisciplinary and international field in which a diverse range of hitherto neglected Irish women writers have been recovered, and their lives, works, networks and other contexts illuminated.  Irish Women Writersat the Turn of the Twentieth Century capitalises on this rich, diverse and innovative field, drawing on new scholarship that develops existing strands of enquiry further. It also opens up new avenues for exploration.

The strength of the work is in its seeking of new engagements specifically in relation to Irish women’s cultural economies, particularly literary networks, access to literary production and publication, the long nineteenth century and emergent modernist aesthetics. A further key concern is the politics of retrieval of lost women’s lives and writings, the relationship of Irish feminist critical projects to the ongoing acts of commemoration associated with the formation of the Irish state, and increasing concerns with the future-proofing of ‘lost’ feminist digital recovery projects of the 1990s.

This new collection of original work offers new scholarship about these concerns in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Irish women’s writing. It draws attention to the significant figure of the Irish New Woman, feminism in the archives, vegetarianism and suffrage, anthologies and the canon, literary and publishing networks, digital methodologies, and women’s writing and intellectual journals, newspaper and periodical histories.

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Irish Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 
Alternative Histories, New Narratives

Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney (eds)

Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.

​ISBN 9781911454182  Paperback  £39.99    Order
ISBN 9781911454212  Hardback    £75.00    
​ISBN 9781911454243  eBook          £32.00    

About the authors

Dr. Kathryn Laing lectures in the Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.

Dr Sinéad Mooney has lectured in English at De Montfort University, Leicester and the NUI Galway