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Women and the Great Hunger


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Introduction. 'This expertise is hard won'. Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland Steadfast Women"Never call me a novelist": Cecil Woodham-Smith and the making of the Great Hunger - Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University) Asenath Nicholson and school children in Ireland - Maureen Murphy (Quinnipiac University)Agency and Action"Nearly starved to death": The female petition during the Great Hunger - Ciaran Reilly (Maynooth University) The women of county Leitrim respond to the hunger - Gerard McAtasney (Independent Scholar) "'Meddlers amongst us: women, priests, and authority in Famine-era Ireland" - Cara Delay (College of Charleston) "Nearly naked": clothing and the Great Hunger in Ireland - Daphne Wolf (Drew University) Hidden HistoriesThe Famine Irish, the Grey Nuns, and the fever sheds of Montreal: prostitution and female religious institution building - Jason King (National University of Ireland, Galway) "Permanent deadweight": female pauper emigration from Mountbellew Workhouse to Canada - Gerard Moran (Maynooth University) The Lore of women: Irish expressive culture in New England after the Great Hunger - Eileen Moore Quinn (College of Charleston) Publicizing PainKeeping hope alive: Jane Elgee and the Great Famine Matthew Skwiat - (Rochester University) "Skeletons at the feast": Lady Wilde's poetry and 19th century Irish critiques of famine and empire - Amy Martin (Mount Holyoke College) "Revolting scenes of famine": Frances Power Cobbe and the Great Hunger - Maureen O'Connor (University College Cork) New Directions Nature and nurture: The Great Famine and epigenetic change in Ireland - Oonagh Walsh (Glasgow Caledonian University) Amongst strangers: The Sisters of Charity and the New York Famine Irish -Turlough McConnell (Turlough McConnell Communications) Lady Sligo and her letters: mounting an inaugural exhibition - Sandy Letourneau O'Hare and Robert A. Young, Jr. (Arnold Bernhard Library, Quinnipiac University) The Earl Grey Irish orphan scheme, 1848 - 1850 and the Irish diaspora in Australia - Rebecca Abbott (Quinnipiac University) Postscript and A woman's place is on the curriculum - Ruth Riddick (Open Door Counselling)

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Christine Kinealy is Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. Jason King is Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National University of Ireland, Galway and Ciaran Reilly is a Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, Maynooth University

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