Leeann Lane

Dr

Contact Details


Spd D311

T: Ext. 9085
E: Leeann.Lane@dcu.ie

Biography

I have a PhD from Boston College, a research MA and a BA from UCC.
My primary area of research is modern Irish history with a specialisation in nineteenth and twentieth-century gender and women's history. This work to date has focused on biographical studies of female activists in the area of suffrage and women involved in the Irish revolutionary period. The manner in which these individuals negotiated the limited opportunities available to women in an independent Ireland characterised by repressive legislation which limited the rights of women in the public sphere is core to my research. I am particularly interested in the issue of marital status in the independent Ireland, in particular the position of single heterosexual women in a society dominated by the ideology of separate spheres promoted by State and the Catholic church. 
My work also focuses on the manner in which children's literature in the decades immediately after Irish independence reflected the ideologies of the Irish Free state. 
I have also published in the area of the Irish cultural revival.
In 2012 I was appointed by the Taoiseach to the Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries. 

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Dorothy Macardle: A Life.
Leeann Lane (2017) Dorothy Macardle: A Life. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
2010 Rosamond Jacob. Third Person Singular.
Leeann Lane (2010) Rosamond Jacob. Third Person Singular. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 ''George Russell and James Stephens: class and cultural discourse, Dublin 1913''
Leeann Lane (2013) ''George Russell and James Stephens: class and cultural discourse, Dublin 1913'' In: Francis Devine (ed.), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin 1913. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2009 'Mary McAuliffe, Katherine O'Donnell and Leeann Lane (eds.), Advances in Irish History'
Leeann Lane (2009) 'Mary McAuliffe, Katherine O'Donnell and Leeann Lane (eds.), Advances in Irish History' In: ‘Ireland: identities and cultural traditions’. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2007 ''Rosamond Jacob: nationalism and suffrage''
Leeann Lane (2007) ''Rosamond Jacob: nationalism and suffrage'' In: Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward (eds.), Irish Women and the Vote'. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
2004 'Betsey Taylor Fitzpatrick and James H. Murphy (eds.), The Irish Revivial Reappraised'
Leeann Lane (2004) 'Betsey Taylor Fitzpatrick and James H. Murphy (eds.), The Irish Revivial Reappraised' In: ‘“There are compensations in the congested districts for their poverty”: AE and the idealized peasant of the agricultural co-operative movement. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century
Leeann Lane and William Murphy (Ed.). (2016) Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
2009 Mary McAuliffe, Katherine O’Donnell, Leeann Lane (eds.), Advances in Irish History
Mary McAuliffe, Katherine O'Donnell and Leeann Lane (Ed.). (2009) Mary McAuliffe, Katherine O’Donnell, Leeann Lane (eds.), Advances in Irish History London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2011 '‘Rosamond Jacob: An “Ordinary” Woman in the Early Free State’'
Leeann Lane (2011) '‘Rosamond Jacob: An “Ordinary” Woman in the Early Free State’'. New Hibernia Review, 15 (4) [Details]
2009 '‘In My Mind I Build a House: The Quest for Family in the Children's Fiction of Patricia Lynch''
Leeann Lane (2009) '‘In My Mind I Build a House: The Quest for Family in the Children's Fiction of Patricia Lynch''. Eire-Ireland, 44 (1) [Details]
2004 '‘Female Emigration and the Cooperative Movement in the Writings of George Russell'
Leeann Lane (2004) '‘Female Emigration and the Cooperative Movement in the Writings of George Russell'. New Hibernia Review, 4 (8) [Details]
2003 '‘“It is in the cottages and farmers’ houses that the nation is born:’ AE’s Irish Homestead and the Cultural Revival,’'
Leeann Lane (2003) '‘“It is in the cottages and farmers’ houses that the nation is born:’ AE’s Irish Homestead and the Cultural Revival,’'. Irish University Review, 8 (4) [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Women's History Association of Ireland /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
Boston College Ph.D.
University College Cork B.A.
University College Cork M.A.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are in the area of modern Irish history and Victorian Britain and in the area of gender and women's history in both Britain and Ireland. 
I am interested in the methodologies of biography and autobiography. 

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Description of 2019_IRSH308 IRSH308Subject of 2019_IRSH308
2019 Victorian Britain: Society and Culture HY207Victorian Britain: Society and Culture