Readership: Students and
scholars of early modern Irish literature and women's writing.
Marie-Louise Coolahan, Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
"It is not often that books appear that shift the way we think about a time period or topic; however, this is such a book, one that is already changing the historiography of women in early modern Ireland." - Dianne Hall, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
"Coolahan's entire book is astonishing in both its range and depth. Historians and literary critics will find much to admire here, as well as a strong foundation for future scholarship." - Jenna Lay, H-WRBI Book Reviews
"Marie-Louise Coolahan's analysis... promises to reveal cosmopolitanism and sophistication as much as the strong Irish accents in the literary productions of early modern Ireland" - Toby Barnard Times Literary
"this is a wonderful book... With its richness and variety of archival sources, languages (Irish, Latin, Spanish, and English), political and religious viewpoints,and its focus on the difference that gender makes, Mary-Louise Coolahan's Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland is a remarkable contribution to Irish Renaissance literary and historical scholarship." - Clare Carroll, Renaissance Quarterly
1: Poetry in Irish
2: Irish Nuns' Writing: The Poor Clares
4: 1641 Depositions
5: Poetry in English