Women's literary expressions of war have long been neglected and at times forgotten in Irish scholarship. This book brings many of these forgotten women, and their writings from the 1880-1922 period, to the fore. The women themselves are revealed as active cultural producers and agents, deeply invested in the political and military struggles of their day. From the Land Wars to the Boer Wars, from the First World War to the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War, the diverse range of topics in this thought-provoking volume explore the relationship between women and conflict. -- Publisher description
Introduction / Tina O'Toole, Gillian McIntosh, Muireann O'Cinnéide A 'crust to share with you': the rhetoric of the Ladies' Land League's British campaign, 1881-2 / Diane Urquhart Anne Blunt, 'Arabi Pasha' and the Irish Land Wars, 1880-8 / Muireann O'Cinnéide Battles in the garden: Emily Lawless's A Garden Diary, 1899-1900 and the Boer War / Heidi Hansson Winifred Letts and the Great War: a poetics of witness / Lucy Collins The new women of the glens: writers and revolutionaries / Tina O'Toole Eva Gore-Booth's queer art of war / Maureen O'Connor Agnes O'Farrelly's politics and poetry, 1918-27 / Ríona Nic Congáil Uncomfortable bodies in women's accounts of 1916 / Lucy McDiarmid 'If no one wanted to remember': Margaret Kelly and the Lost Battalion / Jody Allen Randolph Writing the rising: Lia Mills on Fallen (2014) / Lia Mills Extract from Fallen.