Uncovering the Irish Woman in 20th Century Literature-NeMLA @ Boston 3/21-24

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This panel will explore what Eavan Boland has termed Irish women's 'adventure of powerlessness' in Irish fiction. Although many representations of women do appear to conform to Boland's bleak assessment, papers that critique this view are especially welcome. This panel is most interested in representations of Irish women living in both Ireland and abroad from the late Victorian period to the present. Please send a brief abstract to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor at elizabeth.oconnor@marist.edu.