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Irish Women and Gender Studies (Irish Studies)



This guide points researchers to material that is valuable for research into Irish Women Writers.

This page provides a few preliminary access points to material on the concept of gender in Irish Studies. Students should keep in mind that gender studies includes studies of masculinities, femininities, and other other forms of gendered identities and performance. 

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    For suggestions for reading on gender theorists, etc., visit BC Libraries' Gender and Sexuality in History page.

    Anthologies about Irish Gender and Sexualities

    Books on gender and sexuality in Irish studies often get cataloged with subject headings with various combinations of (sex AND Ireland, link to catalog). For reasons known to catalogers and not to your Irish Studies librarian, "gender" is rarely used in subject heading about Ireland. The following on a few of the kinds of books you can find in O'Neill and Burns Libraries at Boston College.