Women, Press, and Politics During the Irish Revival

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Syracuse University Press, Apr 23, 2007 - History - 273 pages
Women, Press, and Politics explores the literary and historical significance of women writing for the most influential body of nationalist journalism during the Irish revival, the advanced nationalist press. This work studies women's writings in the Irish national tradition, focusing in particular on leading feminine voices in the cultural and political movements that helped launch the Eater Rising of 1916: Augusta Gregory, Alice Milligan, Maud Gonne, Constance Markievicz, Delia Larkin, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, and Louie Bennett. Karen Steele argues that by examining the innovative work of these writers from the perspective of women's artistry and women's political investments, we can best appreciate the expansive range of their cultural productions and the influence these had on other nationalists, who went on to shape Irish politics and culture in the decades to come.
 

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Contents

and the Shan Van Vocht
27
Voices for Erin
66
Allegory as Resistance
113
Suffrage on the Barricades
167
Coda
200
Notes
211
The Art of Contention
229
Bibliography
241
Index
261
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Karen Steele is associate professor of English and director of women's studies at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. She is th e editor of Maud Gonne's Irish Nationalist Writings.

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