The representation of the feminine: some evidence from Irish-language sources

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Title: The representation of the feminine: some evidence from Irish-language sources
Authors: Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín
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Date: Dec-2007
Online since: 2019-04-01T08:37:39Z
Abstract: Cúirt an Mheán Oíche by Brian Merriman is one of a number of poems which focuses on men's and women's expectations of marriage in Ireland during the long eighteenth century. This article discusses other examples which deal in particular with the physical and psychological imprisonment of women. It will emerge from some cases, moreover, that editions published during the first half of the last century of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry in Irish are not always entirely reliable, and may reproduce but a garbled version of a scribal original.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
Journal: Eighteenth-Century Ireland
Volume: 22
Start page: 133
End page: 150
Copyright (published version): 2007 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
Keywords: Social injusticeEighteenth-century IrelandIrish poetryRepresentation of women
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore Research Collection

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