Emphasis on Women

It’s many months since I’ve reported on new books in the library, and, hoping to display some of our new books in the coming weeks, I thought it would be interesting to begin with a selection of new books on women, women’s affairs, and women’s history.

Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington, eds. Her Other Language: Northern Irish Women Address Domestic Violence and Abuse. Arlen House. PR 8836 .W6 2020

Elaine Farrell. Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison. Cambridge University Press. -ebook

Barbara Walsh. Irish Servicewomen in the Great War: From the Western Front to the Roaring Twenties. Pen & Sword.  D 639 .W7 W35 2020

Celia de Fréine, Mná Dána. Arlen House. PB 1399 .D37 M63 2009 (and a second copy in Special Collections for use in the Library.)
This is a collection of three plays by Celia de Fréine, the common thread being the title, ‘Mná Dána’, or ‘bold women’.

Susan Liddy. Women in the Irish Film Industry: Stories and Storytellers. Cork University Press. PN 1995.9 .W6 L54 2020 (Also online at Project Muse.)

Margaret MacCurtain. Metaphors for Change. Arlen. DA 913 .M2475 2019

Not specifically about women, but as the late Margaret MacCurtain was one of the most important voices in Irish women’s history, her essays on Irish society are relevant here.

 Folklore Collecting: informants (Munster)
Photograph of Peig Sayers from the National Folklore Collection, UCD. ARCHIVAL REFERENCE
The Photographic Collection, M001.18.00196 https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbeg/14468

Peig Sayers. Níl Deireadh Ráite; Not the Final Word. Eagarthóirí/editors Bo Alquist and Pádraig Ó hÉalaí. Book with two CDs. New Island. (Not yet cataloged.)

Ann-Maria Walsh. The Daughters of the First Earl of Cork: Writing Family, Faith Politics and Place. Four Courts Press. DA 940.5 .C7 W35 2020

Anne Enright. Actress: A Novel. Norton. PR 6055 .N73 A63 2020


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