Irish Women in the Long Nineteenth Century

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Irish Women in the Long Nineteenth Century

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Irish Culture, Women's Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module considers constructions of gender in nineteenth-century Ireland with a focus on the manner which women’s lives were shaped by the prevailing ideology of separate spheres. This determined a largely private and domestic role for women with due attention to issues of class. The module will consider the treatment of so-called ‘deviant’ women who existed outside the domestic paradigm. The module will then focus on the campaigns for greater equality for women in society, with a focus on the suffrage campaign. The module will conclude with an examination of women in nationalist campaigns with an emphasis on the revolutionary period 1913-1921. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the key themes in the historiography of nineteenth-century Irish women.
    2. Evaluate the manner in which gender is a social and cultural construct.
    3. Develop an understanding of the manner in which constructions of male and female societal roles were disseminated and underpinned in nineteenth-century Ireland.
    4. Develop an understanding of the manner which gender analysis must be linked to an understanding of class in nineteenth-century Ireland.
    5. Engage with a variety of primary and secondary texts.