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Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 2pm - 6pm
Late opening on Wednesday until 8pm
Closed at weekends and on bank holidays

Contacts

Carole Jacquet
Head of Libraries and Archives

Marion Mossu
Libraries and Archives Officer

Tel : 00 33 1 58 52 10 83 / 33

Where to find us ?

Beside the Panthéon !
Centre Culturel Irlandais
5, rue des Irlandais - 75005 Paris

RER B : Luxembourg
Metros : M10 Cardinal Lemoine / M7 Place Monge
Buses : 84, 89, 21, 27

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Maeve Kelly

Article

This article considers the work of Irish writer and feminist Maeve Kelly arguing that she has been not only a radical and, to some extent, seminal voice within modern Irish writing, but an author whose work self-consciously reflects upon the pro[...]
The Right to Dream

Article

Feminist critics have celebrated Kate O'Brien's pioneering approach to gender and sexuality, yet there has been little exploration of her innovations of the coming-of-age narrative. Creating a modern Irish reworking of the "Bildungsroman", O'Bri[...]
She done Coriolanus at the Convent

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This article explores the gender politics of a neglected one-act play by Teresa Deevy, first staged at the Abbey in 1931, that revolves around the young female protagonist's recollection of a convent production of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" in w[...]
Tuam Babies and Kerry Babies

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This article focuses on strictures pertaining to reproduction and childbirth in Tom Murphy's "On the Outside" (1959), "On the Inside" (1974), and "Bailegangaire" (1985), and Mary Leland's "The Killeen" (1985), and the relevance of such to clande[...]

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Introduction: Irish modernism, from emergence to emergency Gregory Castle and Patrick Bixby Part I. Revivals: 1. Gothic revivals: the Fin De Siècle, Irish modernism, and the heritage of Wilde and Stoker John Paul Riquelme 2. Standish O'Grad[...]

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In over forty years in medicine, obstetrician Peter Boylan was at the births of more than 6000 babies. He saw women and families at their most vulnerable, their most joyous, and sometimes their most heart-broken. In the Shadow of the Eighth is t[...]

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Introduction Maternity and Moral Migration, 1920s–1960s Legality and Irish Abortion, 1920s–1960s Contraceptive Mentalities, 1960s–1980s Pro-life States of Mind, 1967–2000s Abortion in Exile, 1967–2018 Trusting Women, 2000–2018 Conclusion

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In three urgent pieces of non-fiction Anne Enright explores speech and silence in the lives of Irish women: the long silence surrounding the Mother and Baby home in Tuam which was broken by the voice of Catherine Corless, the silence of Irish li[...]

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Until alarmingly recently, the Catholic Church, acting in concert with the Irish state, operated a network of institutions for the concealment, punishment and exploitation of 'fallen women'. Mortality rates in these institutions were shockingly [...]
A Big House Divided

Article

In Edna O’Brien’s House of Splendid Isolation (1994), the house, a microcosm for the nation, along with its marginalized occupants, reflect the borders between North and South, past and present. By critically interrogating the ways in which O’Br[...]
For the Improvement and Amusement of Young Ladies

Article

This essay takes as its focus a poetry miscellany printed in Waterford in 17772: Select Poems, designed for the improvement and amusement of young ladies. By MIss Carter and others. The collection is notable in a number of respects. It pr[...]
The Irish Female Migrant, Silence and Family Duty in Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn

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Set in the 1950s, Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn (2009) traces the life experiences of Eilis Lacey, who is urged by her family to migrate to Brooklyn due to the lack of opportunities for young women in her native Enniscorthy, a small town in rural Irela[...]
Katherine Philips, "Philo-Philippa" and Restoration Dublin

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This article suggests that "To the excellent Orinda" (a poem written in Dublin in 1663 and printed in the appendix to this article) is not, as it purports to be, an encomiastic priase poem honouring the Anglo-Welsh poet Katherine Philips who, du[...]
Incarnating and articulating the female other. Interview with Helena Walsh

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"My aim is to expose gender constructs as central to Irish national identity, to interrogate and subvert the ideals of femininity and nationhood as reflected in the symbolic appropriation of the female body within Irish nationalist iconography. [...]
Performative Self-Portraiture, Femmage, and Feminist Histories of Irish Art: Amanda Coogan's Snails, after Alice Maher (2010)

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En 2010, l’œuvre Snails: After Alice Maher d’Amanda Coogan a été présentée au public dans une des salles du Musée irlandais d’Art Moderne. Cette performance d’une durée de deux heures, durant lesquelles une série d’escargots explorent le visage,[...]

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Introduction By Heather Ingman, Clíona Ó Gallchoir Chapter 1 - Writing before 1700 By Marie-Louise Coolahan Chapter 2 - Eighteenth-Century Writing By Clíona Ó Gallchoir Chapter 3 - Writing under the Union, 1800–1845 By James Kelly Chapte[...]
History on your Doorstep

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- Suffragette's City: a walking tour of the suffrage movement in Dublin City, Maeve Casserly - Tenements, suburbia and the remarkable architect Herbert Simms, Donal Fallon - "My Dear Men": The Monica Roberts Collection from the First World War[...]

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Only 10% of those who have sat at the cabinet table in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women, totalling just 19 female politicians. Along with the two former female Presidents of Ireland, all of the living members of this exclusive club ar[...]

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Una MULLALLY, Editor | Londres : Unbound | 2018
Context: abortion is illegal in almost every circumstance in Ireland north and south. Ireland is the only democracy in the western world to have a constitutional ban on abortion. This is depressing and oppressive, but people are trying to chan[...]
Waking the Feminists

Recorded cultural event

Lian BELL, Author | 2018
Événement enregistré dans le cadre de la programmation culturelle du CCI. La scénographe et directrice artistique Lian Bell évoque le grand succès de la campagne pour l’égalité des femmes dans le théâtre irlandais, qu’elle a lancée fin 2015 sou[...]
Writing by and about Republican Women Prisoners

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This article builds on existing criticism of the interaction of militant republicanism and feminism during the Troubles by focusing in particular on the prisoners' own writing, analyzing the ways in which they choose to self-represent, but also [...]
"Away, come away"

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Emigration and Ireland are closely entwined in cultural consciousness, yet little scholarly work addresses Irish emigration in W. B. Yeats’s poetry. I use the lens of Irish emigration to tackle another under-discussed phenomenon in Yeats’s early[...]
Corps de femmes, corps dociles

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Alors que l’année 2016 marque le 20e anniversaire de la fermeture de la dernière Magdalen Laundry en Irlande, cet article offre une perspective historique sur la manière dont ces institutions, s’inscrivant dans le schéma la logique foucaldien du[...]

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I Before the Revolution II Crisis III The First World War and the Easter Rising IV The Rising Tide V War of Independence: Military dimensions VI War of Independence: Political, social and international perspectives VII War of Independence:[...]

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Siobhan PARKINSON, Editor ; Sabina HIGGINS, Author of introduction, etc. ; Bren LUKE, Illustrator | Dublin : Little Island | 2017
Queen Medhbh (Maeve) p.1-7; Grainne Ni Mhaille (Granuaile) p.8-19; Eibhlin Dubh Ni Chonaill p.20-28; Anne Devlin p.29-37; Augusta, Lady Gregory p.46-56; Constance Markievicz p.57-65; Peig Sayers p.66-74; Hanna Sheehy Skeffington p.75-86; Eileen [...]
Queer Seductions of the Maternal in Dorothy Macardle's Earth-bound

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During her lifetime, Dorothy Macardle was a prominent public intellectual in both her native Ireland and post-war Europe. Her passionate engagement in Irish nationalism found expression in her writing; in her only collection of short stories, Ea[...]
Irish Bastards

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This article examines Celia de Fréine’s re-imagining of Brian Merriman’s canonic text The Midnight Court/Cúirt an Mheán Oíche. Through textual and contextual analysis of specific extracts of the texts, the article illustrates how de Fréine’s ver[...]
Nomadic Ethics

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This essay argues that a feminist ethics of emplaced nomadism underpins Catherine Walsh's "City West". It examines Walsh's engagement with the politics of contemporary neo-liberal Ireland, and argues that her experimentation with nomadism is an [...]
The Subversion of marriage law in Brian Merriman's Cuirt an Mheain Oiche

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18th-century Ireland under the Penal Laws produced many poems deploring the country's fate under British rule. Brian Merriman, a hedge schoolmaster from Clare, published in 1780 a long, satirical poem called Cuirt an Mheain Oiche satirizing men'[...]
The Ages of a Woman and the Middle Ages

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This essay springs from the experience of translating the Old Irish ‘Song of the Woman of Beare’, and from researching its reception in the twentieth century. The poem was rediscovered in the 1890s and the scholarly reaction is tinged with Victo[...]
Gender and Affect in Testimonial Performance

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Using the Theatre of Witness production "I Once Knew a Girl" as its focal point, this essay examines the operation of affect in performances that address Northern Ireland's history of civil conflict. "I Once Knew a Girl" seeks to capture women's[...]
Enjeux de l'immigration féminine en Irlande au XXIe siècle et politiques gouvernementales

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Les migrantes en Irlande au XXIe siècle souffrent de discrimination en tant que femmes dans une société patriarcale. Elles sont aussi confrontées à des difficultés comme employées au statut précaire, recrutées souvent au-dessous de leurs qualifi[...]
Hearth Lessons

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Paula Meehan's Painting Rain conveys the socio-cultural impacts of the Celtic Tiger's collapse through an eco-feminist framework. Within this framework, environmental, gender, and class inequities are intimately intertwined. The poetry conveys a[...]
Justice for Magdalenes

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On the 17th of May 2013, Justice for Magdalenes (JFM), the survivor advocacy group, announced the end of its political campaign, begun in June 2009. It contributed to exposing the Irish State and the religious congrégations that ran the laundrie[...]

Book

Short stories by Niamh Boyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Mary Costello, June Caldwell, Lucy Caldwell, Evelyn Conlon, Anne Devlin, Maria Edgeworth, Anne Enright, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Norah Hoult, Mary Lavin, Eimear McBride, Molly McCloske[...]

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Introduction: Politicising Sexuality in Modern Ireland ~ Jennifer Redmond, Sonja Tiernan, Sandra McAvoy, Mary McAuliffe
1. 'Knowing Dissent: Lesbian Sub-culture in the Female Factories of Van Diemen's Land ~ Blathnaid Nolan
2. Elite Cour[...]

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Chapter One: Sport before 1800
i: Inventing the Past: Sport in Medieval Ireland
ii: Hunting before 1800: From Medieval to Modern
iii: The World of Popular Play, 1500-1800
iv: Sport in Urbanizing Ireland
v: Horseracing and the[...]
Towards a Critical Reappraisal of Kate O'Brien's The Flower of May

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This essay reassesses Kate O'Brien's "The Flower of May", and argues that the novel presents as close to a conclusion as practicable to the themes O'Brien worked on throughout her fiction – the freedom to choose one's path in life, the negotiati[...]

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1. Introduction Tom Inglis
2. Irishness and nationalisms Siniša Maleševic´
3. Where is Ireland in the worlds of capitalism? Sean O Riain
4. Just another bubble economy? Denis O'Hearn
5. A Catholic vision of Ireland Bryan Fanning [...]

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Sommaire :
Le film documentaire : Man of Aran, Robert Flaherty (1934)
Le cinéma irlandais hollywoodien : The Quiet Man, John Ford (1952)
L'Irlande gaélique :Poitin (1977) et quelques autres films de Bob Quinn
Un cinéma de femmes [...]
Damning Men's Souls

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This article considers the prostitution memoir as an overlooked category of women's writing in Ireland. These memoirs are of socio-cultural importance, documenting significant moments in the feminist movement, the policing of women's bodies bu t[...]

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Stories of seven Irish women who became widows in May 1916, after their husbands were arrested and executed: Kathleen Clarke, Maud Gonne, Lille Connolly, Aine Ceannt, Agnes Mallin, Grace Plunkett and Muriel MacDonagh

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Cécile Vivier : Identité féminine et combat patriotique : les leçons croisées de The Wild Irish Girl de Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan)
Madolyn Nichols : "The unfettered play of their own nature" : Rosa Mulholland and the Literature of Emigrati[...]

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Chapter One: The Irish Hedge School and Social Change. Dr Antonia McManus
Chapter Two: "The well conducted school"? Charter schools, the vision and the reality,1750 -1850 Christine Lennon
Chapter Three: Superior Schooling: the legacy of [...]

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1. Crisis, what crisis? The Catholic Church during the Celtic Tiger Eamon Maher
2. The Celtic Tiger and the new Irish religious market Catherine Maignant
3. Shattered assumptions: a tale of two traumas Brendan O'Brien
4.'TendencyWit'[...]
Suppressed Voices

Article

This essay examines Redress (2010-2012), a recent series of performances by Iirsh artist Aine Phillips that interrogates the legacy of abuse perpetuated in Irish residential institutions in the 10th century and the official effort to compensate [...]
'Waging War on the Streets'

Article

Female activists across the United Kingdom had insisted from the late nineteenth century that the employment of women police who would deal with problems specific to women and children could help to address pressing social questions, or at least[...]

Book

Poèmes de 25 femmes poètes, en langue originale (anglais ou irlandais) et leur traduction française
Regard sur l'Irlande

Recorded cultural event

Kathy SHERIDAN, Author ; Tara BUCKLEY, Author ; Justine MCCARTHY, Author ; Dearbhail MCDONALD, Author | 2013
Evénement enregistré dans le cadre de la programmation culturelle du CCI.
Dans le contexte de la Présidence irlandaise de l'UE et à quelques jours de la Journée internationale de la femme, quatre Irlandaises effrontées et sagaces s'interroge[...]

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Introduction: Setting the Scene - Ian O'Donnell and Eoin O'Sullivan
Part I. Patients, Paupers and Unmarried Mothers
How to Deal with the Unmarried Mother - 'Sagart', 1922
The Unmarried Mother: Some Legal Aspects of the Problem - Rich[...]
The Condition of Female Laundry Workers in Ireland 1922-1996

Article

This paper examines the class dimension of the unresolved issue of the unlawful detention of women as unpaid workers in Ireland's Magdalene Laundries between 1922 and 1996 within the context of a Marxist-feminist critique of current postfeminist[...]
Contemporary Caitlin

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This article explores the ways in which the traditional trope of Cathleen Ni Houlihan continues to haunt some contemporary Irish women's novels. Focusing on recent "chick lit", the fraught relations between gender and nationalism are analysed wi[...]
"Deposited Elsewhere"

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Through an analysis of diaries, memoirs, and folklore narratives, this essay analyzes the containment of the female body in the modern Irish landscape. In particular, it focuses on the ways in which Irish communities both literally and through l[...]
Eilis Ni Dhuibhne

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A partir d'une analyse des romans et des nouvelles d'Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, cet article étudie les stratégies employées par l'auteure pour interroger la situation des femmes dans la société irlandaise contemporaine. Evitant une prise de position tro[...]
Gender and Electoral Representation in Ireland

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This article reviews the historic and contemporary challenges to women's electoral representation in Ireland. After summarizing the cultural and institutional obstacles to greater female representation, this article analyzes candidate selection,[...]
Ghostly Surrogates and Unhomely Memories

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In Marina Carr's Portia Coughlan (1996) ghostly performances stage the unsettling effects of the past as it resurfaces in the present; of both individual memory and the cultural memory of female experience. Through application of Joseph R[...]
Ireland's Criminal Conversations

Article

Criminal conversation, the legal action whereby a husband could bring a case of monetary damages against a man his wife had committed adultery with, was more widely discussed in 1970s-80s Ireland that at any other time in its three-century histo[...]
Nobody knows what is in them until they are broken

Article

This article argues that Medbh McGuckian's oeuvre is profoundly concerned with matters of female identity in ways that mark it out as feminist. Her historical gaze lays bare the essentialist, gendered rhetoric used within patriarchal culture whi[...]
Representations of Madness in Irish Society in the Drama of Brian Friel

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Through a study of female mentally ill characters in the drama of Brian Friel, this article explores the links between gender, societal pressures and repression which dominate the attitude towards mental illness in an Irish context. By exploring[...]
Women of Ireland, from economic prosperity to austere times

Article

Economic prosperity during the Celtic Tiger stimulated the development of the job market, and drew migrants to Ireland especially form EU countries. Relationships between Irishwomen and female migrants in employment sectors reflected new social [...]
Women's Art in Ireland and Poland 1970-2010

Article

In Poland through the 1970s alternative spaces enabled the flourishing of a feminist artistic avant-garde. In Ireland, in the 1970s and 1980s the artists were primarily concerned with the Troubles, the persistence of cultural nationalism and its[...]
Exorcising Trauma

Article

This paper gives a sustained examination for the first time of The Last September as a hybrid novel synthesising an Anglo-Irish Gothic tradition with modernism. It is a benchmark gothic text for the twentieth century because of Bowen's experimen[...]
A Forgotten Franco-Irish Literary Network

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This paper is an exploration of Irish émigré author Hannah Lynch (1859-1904), her participation in the salon culture of the Parisian belle époque, and the impact of these social and literary networks on her career. We will focus in particular on[...]
A Woman's heart - still beating

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Conor O'Hara reports on the latest CD from the Woman's Heart Collection
"Children of Quality Do Not Linger Long in Woolworths"

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This article examines the novels "Holy Pictures" by Clare Boylan and "Blessed Art Thou A Monk Swimming" by Miriam Dunne within the framework of the notions of Ireland's culture of sexual containment and the family cell. While Dunne's novel, set [...]
The English governess, her wild Irish pupil, and her wandering daughter

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This essay explores how Mary Wollstonecraft's employment in Ireland as governess in the Kingsborough family led to the development of a strain of children's literature which queried and undermined contemporary constructions of maternal duty. Wri[...]