Personal lives: narrative accounts of Irish women in the diaspora

Walter, Bronwen (2013) Personal lives: narrative accounts of Irish women in the diaspora. Irish Studies Review. ISSN 0967-0882

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Abstract

The burst of writing about Irish women in the diaspora after the 1980s, led by Mary Lennon, Marie McAdam and Joanne O'Brien's Across the Water: Irish Women's Lives in Britain, coincided with the ‘narrative turn’ in the social sciences and literary representation. This paper uses Carol Smart's concepts of Personal Life (2007) – memory, biography, embeddedness, relationality and the imaginary – to examine a range of ways in which personal narratives have become central to our understandings of Irish women and their descendants in both written and visual representations. It interweaves disciplines, bringing together a wide range of sources including academic and public accounts in which Irish women appear both as main characters and in walk-on parts. It explores constructions of these ‘fictions’ and their connections with the biographies of authors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Walter, B., 2013. Personal lives: narrative accounts of Irish women in the diaspora, Irish Studies Review, 21(1), pp.37-54..
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 13:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:51
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/293085

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