New publication: Women and Trade Unions in France

Based on the thorough examination of French archival sources, this book examines in detail two industries in which women formed the majority of the workforce in France between 1890 and 1914. The choice of the tobacco and hat industries is particularly relevant in the sense that the tobacco industry, unlike the hat industry, was a … Continue reading

Helen Waddell Reassessed – Oxford launch

On Tuesday 24 June, the launch of Helen Waddell Reassessed: New Readings took place at Somerville College, Oxford, where Helen Waddell enrolled in 1919 to study for her doctorate. The evening included a talk on Abelard and Heloise by Professor Michael Clanchy and a presentation on the history of Somerville College.   From left to … Continue reading

Review of Helen Waddell Reassessed

Jennifer FitzGerald’s edited volume Helen Waddell Reassessed has been reviewed by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in Óenach: Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. Click here to read the review.   The Irish writer and critic Helen Waddell burst onto the publishing scene of the 1920s and 1930s as a phenomenon, a … Continue reading

Book launch: Helen Waddell Reassessed

On Wednesday 18 June, Helen Waddell Reassessed: New Readings, edited by Jennifer FitzGerald, was launched at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen’s University Belfast. The launch followed a lecture by Dr FitzGerald, ‘Helen Waddell: Ulster Cosmopolitan’, and the evening included a poetry reading by Sinead Morrissey.             … Continue reading

Review of Helen Waddell and Maude Clarke: Irishwomen, Friends and Scholars

Helen Waddell and Maude Clarke: Irishwomen, Friends and Scholars, by Jennifer FitzGerald, is reviewed in Óenach: Journal of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. Click here for the review. As women’s university participation expanded rapidly in the first decade of the twentieth century, two close friends at Queen’s University Belfast nursed scholarly … Continue reading

Seminar Series: Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing

A new seminar series associated with the Peter Lang book series Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing will be held in 2013 at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES University of London School of Advanced Study New cross-cultural/comparative seminar series on Wednesday afternoons at Senate … Continue reading

Playing House

Playing House: Motherhood, Intimacy and Domestic Spaces in Julia Franck’s Fiction On sale now one of our new titles just released in the Women in German Literature Series on Julia Franck, winner of the 2007 German Book Prize for Die Mittagsfrau (The Blind Side of the Heart), who puts the experience of women – and mothers – at … Continue reading

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