The seventeenth-century Boyle sisters and their letters: writing family and voicing the female
WhenWednesday, April 1, 2020, 13:00
Library Lunchtime Lecture series 'Sisters II'. Dr Ann-Maria Walsh, School of English, Drama & Film, UCD, will give the fourth lecture in this new series.
Following on from the success of our 2019 Library Lunchtime Lecture series 'Sisters', we are pleased to announce we are continuing with this theme in spring 2020 with five new lectures and speakers. The series celebrates the lives and achievements of five families of sisters who have made their mark on Irish life. You can listen back to last year's lectures via Soundcloud.
Dr Ann-Maria Walsh studied English at University College Dublin and was awarded her PhD in 2017; the thesis was titled, ‘Writing Women’s Lives: The Epistolary Cultures of the Daughters of the First Earl of Cork. She teaches in the School of English at UCD as well as working as a researcher in the University’s cultural heritage collections area.
Her monograph, The Daughters of the First Earl of Cork: Writing Family, Faith, Politics, and Place is due to be published by Four Courts Press in early 2020. She has an essay on the Boyle women in Women’s Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland eds. Julie Eckerle and Naomi McAreavey (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). Ann-Maria is currently working on an edition of the Boyle women’s extant letters for the Irish Manuscripts Commission. Ann-Maria’s main research interests include seventeenth-century women’s letters, diaries, and other autobiographical writings, as well as early modern literature, material culture, and Irish and British history of that period.
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