This International Women’s Day we’re paying homage to the contribution of women to academia by celebrating the work and achievements of our female authors. To capture the spirit of the event, we’ve put together a selection of interviews and original pieces by our female authors alongside the women’s studies titles to watch in 2018…
Photograph from L.E. McLoughlin (ed.) Courtesy of the RCSI Heritage Collections. (http://www.rcsi.ie/heritagecollections)
Coming April 2018
Save the Womanhood! is a fascinating new history of promiscuity, prostitution and the efforts of local social purists to ‘save’ working-class women from themselves.
Editor of Mothers in the Jewish Cultural Imagination, Marjorie Lehman, discusses the volume’s role in disentangling motherhood from idealized notions of the Jewish family and stereotypes of the Jewish mother.
Edited by Andrew O. Winckles and Angela Rehbein
This ground-breaking collection explores eighteenth-century women arguing that networks not only provided women with access to the literary marketplace, but altered their relations to each other, their literary production, and the broader social sphere.
In an illuminating interview, Pictures and Power author Celeste-Marie Bernier joined Melvyn Bragg and the In Our Time team to discuss the life and work of Frederick Douglass. Find out what happened when we caught up with her here too!
Edited by Agata Jakubowska and Katy Deepwell
This book brings together essays about women artists-only exhibitions, festivals, collective art projects, groups and associations. Exploring the idea of heterotopia and feminism as a travelling concept, specific collaborations and initiatives are discussed from across Europe during 1968-1984.
Author Laura Kelly discusses the roles of women and religion in medical student culture, and how the student experience differed from that of modern day students.
Edited by Julie Vandivere and Megan Hicks
Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries helps us comprehend the ways that the women writers and artists contributed to and complicated modernism by contextualizing them alongside Woolf’s work.