Art & Society
How did women enter the male-dominated military garrisons during the Easter Rising in Dublin? Kate Byrne jumped through a closed window; Leslie Price entered through the main door; other women entered as members of Cumann na mBan, the women's nationalist paramilitary organization.
The new Art & Society lecture series launches with a look at the ways women participated in Ireland's most important revolution: they were present in great numbers but never quite equal to the men in authority.
Lucy McDiarmid is Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professor of English at Montclair State University. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is the author or editor of seven books. Her scholarly interest in cultural politics, especially colorful and suggestive episodes, is exemplified by The Irish Art of Controversy as well as by Poets and the Peacock Dinner: the literary history of a meal. She is also a former president of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Her most recent book is At Home in the Revolution: what women said and did in 1916, published by the Royal Irish Academy.
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