Term of Award
Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Department of Literature and Philosophy
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
This thesis explores the bloody conflict in Northern Ireland between the Irish nationalist community, those desiring a united Ireland, and the Ulster loyalist community, those longing to remain a part of the UK, known as the Troubles (1969-1998). More specifically, this thesis centers on the strong and courageous women who played undeniably significant roles throughout the conflict. Some women campaigned for better and equal rights for women, some protested for political justice, some picked up guns to fight, and still others advocated for peace. Using the real women of history as a guide, it will create a lens through which to study these women as they are represented in literature, art, and film.
Twilley, Kelly M., "Troubling Women: Female Texts and Voices of the Northern Irish Conflict, 1969-1998" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 181.