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CONTOIBUTORS LISA M. EITEL is an assistant professor of medieval history and women's studies at the University of Kansas and the author of Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. She is currently on leave with a feUowship from the NEH in order to complete a book on women and gender rdations in pre-Norman Ireland. EAVAN BOLAND is a poet who was born in Dublin in 1944 and educated in Ireland, England, and the United States. Her published work indudes The Journey (1987), Outside History(1990), and In a Time of Violence (1994). MARY CONDREN is the author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland (1989). She is a former Research Assodate in Women's Studies at Harvard !Divinity School, from which she obtained her dodorate in theology with a specialization in religion, gender , and culture. She currently teaches feminist theology and theory in Ireland. MOUREEN COULTER teaches English and Irish history at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and is managing editor of the Journal of Women's History there. She is the author of Property in Ideas: The Patent Question in Mid-Victorian Britain (1991) and is currently researching Vidorian ideas about fatherhood. MONICA CULLINAN is an assistant Ubrarian in humanities in the Library of University College Dublin. She was a founding member of UCD Women's Studies Forum and recently completed a Master's Degree in Women's Studies at UCD. MARY E. DALY is associate professor of modern Irish history at University CoUege DubUn and editor of the journal Irish Economic and Social History. Her books include A Social and Economic History of Ireland since 1800 (1980), Dublin: The Deposed Capital, 1860-1914 (1984), The Famine in Ireland (1986), and Industrial Development and Irish National Identity, 1922-39 (1992). JANE GRAY is lecturer in sodology at St. Patrick's CoUege, Maynooth. She is the author of several articles on the Irish linen industry, most recently "Rural Industry and Uneven Development: The Significance of Gender in the Irish Linen Industry," in the Journal of Peasant Studies (1993). SUELLEN HOY, an independent historian, is completing a history of deanliness in American culture. She is the coauthor, with Margaret MacCurtain, of From Dublin to New Orleans: The Journey of Nora and Alice (1994). 1995 Contributors 279 MARGARET MACCURTAIN is lecturer in early modern Irish history at University CoUege, Dublin, where she also chairs the Board of Studies of the Women's Education and Research Centre. She is coauthor, with SueUen Hoy, of From Dublin to New Orleans: The Journey of Nora and Alice, and coeditor, with Mary O'Dowd, of Women in Early Modern Ireland and, with Donncha o Corrain, of Women in Irish Society: The Historical Dimension. Her current work is a coUective projed on Irish women's writing for volume four of The Field Day Anthology, edited by Seamus Deane. MONICA MCWILLIAMS is a senior lecturer in sodal policy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown and acts as the course director for postgraduate and access courses in women's studies at Belfast and Deny. She has been active in the dvil rights and women's rights movements, held an elected seat on the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and has worked dosely with a wide range of women's and community groups since 1978. She is coauthor of Bringing It Out in the Open: Domestic Violence in Northern Ireland. THOMAS PRASCH recently completed work for his Ph.D. at Indiana University with his dissertation "Fixed Positions: Working-Class Subjects and Photographic Hegemony in Victorian Britain." His previous publications include articles on Vidorian responses to Islam in Africa, the London Intemational Exhibition of 1862, and Victorian photographers P. H. Emerson and H. P. Robinson. ElLISH ROONEY teaches in the Department of Adult and Continuing Education of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. She is currently preparing a study of women, politics, and local activism in Northern Ireland for publication. AILBHE SMYTH teaches women's studies at University CoUege DubUn and is director of the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre there. She is a co-editor of Women's...


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