Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives
Co-editors: Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney
This will be one of the first publications to inaugurate a new major Irish Studies Series:
Studies in Irish Literature,
Cinema and Culture
General Editor: Pilar Villar Argáiz
The aim of this essay collection is to capitalise on new research and innovative scholarship on Irish women’s writing at the fin de siècle and into the early twentieth century.
An array of recent conferences and publications have highlighted the riches of this interdisciplinary and international field in which a diverse range of hitherto neglected Irish women writers have been recovered, their lives, works, networks and other contexts illuminated.
The aim is to foreground current scholarship that at once develops existing strands of enquiry further and that also introduces new avenues for exploration. As well as ‘acts of recovery’, we also seek 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.
Chapters are invited on these and other topics including, but not limited to:
The Politics of Retrieval: Women’s Lives and Writings
Retrievals: Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Journalism
Irish New Woman Fiction
Irish New Girl Fiction
Ireland, Women’s Suffrage and the Vote
Literary Anthologies and the Canon
Literary and Publishing Networks
Transnational, transcultural, cosmopolitan aesthetics
Emergent Modernist Aesthetics
Feminism in the Archives
Archives and the Digital Turn
Digital Technologies and Methodologies
Future-proofing of ‘lost’ feminist digital recovery projects of the 1990s
Journalism, Newspaper and Periodical Histories Deadline: Please send 500 word proposals by July 30, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Acceptance – August 30th 2018
Submission of First Drafts – December 30th 2018
Peer Review, Essay Returned with Revisions – March 31st 2019
The deadline for the fully revised chapters (5000 words) is June 30 2019