Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution
Julie Morrissy, University of Notre Dame
Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution is a new pamphlet of poems, images, translation, and research notes created by Julie Morrissy, the first Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland. Through her poetry and podcast series, Morrissy explores the central role of women in the Irish revolutionary period and their subsequent marginalisation in historical accounts. Morrissy draws on her documentary poetry practice, her research in the manuscript and digital archives at the National Library of Ireland, and her excursions around the historic neighbourhood where she lives in Dublin 8. Her collaborative and expansive approach considers the ways in which poetry can situate our daily encounters alongside the histories that surround us. Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution was undertaken in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and the Decade of Centenaries Programme.
Julie Morrissy was the 2021-22 Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland in the Decade of Centenaries programme. Her project Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution comprises a podcast series and pamphlet of poetry, images, maps, and research notes. She was the 2021-22 National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she is now a Research Associate. Morrissy is a recipient of the MAKE Theatre Award 2021, and the Arts Council ‘Next Generation’ Award 2018. Her debut poetry collection Where, the Mile End (2019) was published by Book*hug in Canada, and tall-lighthouse in the UK. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Ulster University, and separate degrees in literature, and law.
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About the Irish Studies Seminar
The Newberry Library Irish Studies Seminar brings together scholars to advance understanding of Irish culture both nationally and globally. The Irish Studies Seminar is supported by Mr. and Mrs. William F. Mahoney and Christine and Michael Pope, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and the DePaul University Irish Studies Program.