First voiced from within the bourgeoisie by the Girl of the Period, this opposition to male strictures not only resisted the clichs of femininity, but also challenged marriages arranged for social or economic standing.5 Quite unexpectedly, an influential but seldom studied counterpart to this socioeconomic desire evolved among the Protestant women of Ireland. [...] as he grew out of his maladies during puberty, Charlotte set herself another target - Bram must eventually attend Trinity College Dublin.
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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