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Lecture by Dr. Tina OToole (University of Limerick)

December 5, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Location Schmitt Hall - 104
SponsorMarie Frazee-Baldassarre ProfessorshipMore Information InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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A Fall 2017 Program Sponsored by the Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professorship

Dr. Tina O'Toole, from the University of Limerick, presents Reviving the Irish New Woman: Feminists, Revolutionaries, and Writers.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 5
  • Time: 1:00- 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Schmitt Hall room 104

Dr. Tina O'Toole's The Irish New Woman is the first book to show how the figure of the "New Woman" -- the independent,cosmopolitan, working woman of late nineteenth and early twentieth century society -- was transformed by Irish writers "to reshape the fixed narratives of nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, and sex." 

Dr. O'Toole is a lively, engaging speaker and an entirely original thinker.  Anyone interested in her topic will enjoy the lecture immensely.  Candy will be served.


Dr Tina O’Toole is a literary scholar with research expertise in Irish writing (primarily in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century culture), the history of sexualities, and migrant and transnational literatures. In 2016, she was overall winner of the University of Limerick Excellence in Teaching Award.

Her books include The Irish New Woman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); Women Writing War: Ireland 1880-1922 (UCD Press, 2016; co-edited with Gillian McIntosh & Muireann O’Cinnéide); and Irish Literature: Feminist Perspectives (Carysfort Press, 2008; co-edited with Patricia Coughlan). She has also edited journal issues, including a special issue of Éire-Ireland: Journal of Irish Studies (2012; co-edited with Piaras Mac Éinrí) on “New Approaches to Irish Migration”. Current research projects extend her interest in fin de siècle culture, in Irish literary migrancies, and in the representation of sexualities in twentieth-century Irish culture.

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