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*Postponed* Jennifer Mooney, Dublin City University and Marino College

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The Ethical-political role of Irish Young Adult Authors in Interpreting Ireland’s Legacy of Shame through a Feminist Lens, Jennifer Mooney, Dublin City University and Marino College

Irish authors Deirdre Sullivan, Sarah Maria Griffin and Moïra Fowley-Doyle, confront the ongoing legacy of repressive moralising and shame around women’s bodies in Irish society in their contemporary works of young adult fiction. This paper examines these authors’ ethical-political role in confronting these issues and their increasingly significant contribution to the new critical dynamics of Irish studies – particularly regarding how Ireland’s national literature represents women’s voices and experiences.