FEMALE SUFFRAGE IN IRELAND: JAMES JOYCE'S REALIZATION OF UNREALIZED POTENTIAL by ProQuest

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									FeMale SUFFrage IN IrelaND:
JaMeS Joyce’S realIzatIoN
oF UNrealIzeD PoteNtIal
Michael Wainwright




               In his brilliant book, “The Authoress of the Odyssey,”
               Dr. Butler proves undeniably that the poem was writ-
               ten by a woman, “young, headstrong,” a maiden fancy
               free . . . jealous for the honour and dignity of her own
               sex—the very youngest of suffragists.
                                        —Margaret Wynne Nevinson,
                                         “ancient Suffragettes” (1911)1

the following essay testifies to the prolongation of a propitious moment
in Irish history, an era when, as historian roy Macleod affirms, “discus-
sion is replacing violence” and “many of the polarisations and ambiva-
lences that have marked Ireland’s passage into the modern world are
becoming instead the subjects of reflecti
								
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