Join us for a dessert reception to launch Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution, a new collection of poems, images, translation, and research notes created by Dr. Julie Morrissy, the Keough-Naughton Institute's National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in the 2021-2022 academic year who is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute.
Joyelle McSweeney, Professor of English and 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, will launch the book.
Radical! is a product of Dr. Morrissy’s time as the National Library's Poet in Residence, an initiative undertaken in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, and the Decade of Centenaries Programme, which ran between June 2021 and June 2022.
The short book arises out of Dr. Morrissy’s research in the Reading Rooms of the National Library, and on walks, bike rides, and excursions in her local area and around Ireland. It demonstrates the collaborative and expansive approach she takes for her work, which explores how poetry can situate us in our daily encounters with the world. Drawing on the intersections of crisis and daily life between 1912-1923, the poems use documentary, archival, and lyric genres to explore the lives of revolutionary women in Ireland.