Tribades, Tommies, and Transgressives: Histories of Sexualities, Volume 1

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Mary McAuliffe, Sonja Tiernan
Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008 - Social Science - 343 pages
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The annual Lesbian Lives conference has been held in University College Dublin since 1993. The success of the conference held in 2006 entitled 'Historicising the Lesbian' inspired this collection of essays. From the dozens of papers delivered, the chapters chosen for inclusion in this volume cover a wide period in history from the medieval to the very modern, a huge range of subject areas and diverse historical interests. The many subjects areas dealt with will allow a widening of our knowledge of lesbian history and encourage more in-depth investigation into the many issues raised within.

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Contents

Lesbian Myths Histories and Biographies
27
Chapter Two
40
Chapter Three
63
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Mary McAuliffe holds a Ph.D in medieval history from the School of History, University of Dublin, Trinity College. She lectures on Women in Irish history on the Women's Studies Programme, School of Social Justice, University College, Dublin. Her research interests include medieval Irish women and power, female representations and identities in Irish History, feminist and gender historiography and Irish feminist histories. She is currently secretary of the Women's History Association of Ireland Sonja Tiernan completed her PhD on the literature of Eva Gore-Booth in University College Dublin in 2007. She is currently the holder of the Studentship in Irish History in the National Library of Ireland where she has compiled a catalogue of the Gormanston estate papers. Sonja will take up a government of Ireland post-doctoral fellowship in the School of History, in Trinity College Dublin at the end of this year. She is currently writing the biography of Eva Gore-Booth.

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