This collection originates from the 2004 IASIL
Conference at New University of Ireland, Galway, and a set of three feminist panels that dwelt on "Irish Writing and Contemporary Feminist Scholarship." Recent acquisitions in feminist thinking becomes a topical prerequisite not only for stimulating ideological diversity and updating Irish literary scholarship, but especially for redressing omissions, in different forms, of women writers, without minimising the urgency of the canon reshuffling.
From an early version, presented at the IASIL
annual meeting in Dublin in August 2001.
Bjersby, later Bramsback (1921-95), went on to a long and prolific career, and became active in IASAIL (founded 1970), the International Association for the study of Anglo-Irish Literature, later IASIL
, a friendly rival of ACIS.
practical and necessary things for his compatriots: he founded the Association for the Study of Irish Literature (IASIL
) and also the Association for Commonwealth Literature & Language Studies.