Leeann Lane

Dr

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Biography

Dr Leeann Lane has a PhD from Boston College, a research MA and a BA from UCC.

Her 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 with a focus on those who adopted an anti-Treaty position in 1921. The manner in which women 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 the research.

Dr Lane is 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. 

Dr Lane is currently working on a biography of Mary MacSwiney. 

Dr Lane has also published in the area of the Irish cultural revival. 

In 2012 Dr Lane was appointed by the Taoiseach to the Expert Advisory Group on the Decade of Centenaries. 

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Dorothy Macardle.
Leeann Lane (2019) Dorothy Macardle. 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
2021 'Political propaganda: the ‘frontier state’ in the writings of Dorothy Macardle'
Leeann Lane (2021) 'Political propaganda: the ‘frontier state’ in the writings of Dorothy Macardle' In: Neil Fleming and James Murphy (eds). Ireland and Partition: Contexts and Consequences. Clemson, USA: Clemson University Press. [Details]
2018 'Rosamond Jacob: nationalism and suffrage'
Leeann Lane (2018) 'Rosamond Jacob: nationalism and suffrage' In: Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward (eds). Becoming Citizens: Irish Women and the Vote. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
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
2021 'Constructions of civil war masculinities in the writings of Dorothy Macardle'
Leeann Lane (2021) 'Constructions of civil war masculinities in the writings of Dorothy Macardle'. IRISH STUDIES REVIEW (PRINT), [Details]
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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 'In Awe of all Mna’,
Leeann Lane (2020) In Awe of No Man: Dorothy Macardle and the Political Power of Propaganda. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], 'In Awe of all Mna’, Boston College [Details]
2020 International Women's Day Panel,
Leeann Lane (2020) In conversation with David McCullagh speaking on Dorothy Macardle. [Oral Presentation], International Women's Day Panel, Museum of Irish Literature, Dublin [Details]
2019 Modern Irish History Seminar,
Leeann Lane (2019) Forging republican credentials: Dorothy Macardle’s Civil War Imprisonment. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Modern Irish History Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
2018 How Women Won the Vote.
Leeann Lane (2018) How Women Won the Vote. Online Article [Details]
2018 Countess Markievicz.
Leeann Lane (2018) Countess Markievicz. Online Article [Details]
2013 The International Story of the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Leeann Lane (2013) The International Story of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Online Article [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 with a focus on gender and women's history.
I am interested in the methodologies of biography and autobiography.