Recent Additions to The Fired! Archive at RASCAL (QUB)

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Eavan Boland (1944-2020) peer-reviewed the Fired! Pledge and the Preamble to the Pledge.

The RASCAL database at Queen’s University, Belfast, has hosted Fired! Irish Poets since early February 2019.  Fired! Irish Poets  was established in the summer of 2017 to address issues of marginalisation and the neglect of Irish women poets in both the contemporary and historical Irish poetry canon.

Recent additions to the database include Eavan Boland (1944-2020): Obituaries and tributes for Eavan Boland. Hidden Collections: The Value of Irish Literary Archives, under the headings, ‘Critical Failures’, ‘The Shape of the literary archive’, ‘Women Writers in the archive’, and ‘The living archive‘, by Lucy Collins for The Irish University Review (50). Periodical Codes: ‘Centre’, ‘Margin’ and Gender in Poetry Ireland Review during the early 1980s by Laura Loftus. EDIT:  28/06/2020 Another recent addition to the Fired! archive went live today Why Uncomplicated Recovery Isn’t Enough: Rhoda Coghill, Her Letters, and the Fired! Movement by Kathy D’Arcy. I Am Not Yet Delivered of the Past’: The Poetry of Blanaid Salkeld.Irish University Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2003, pp. 182–200. JSTOR. and Collins, Lucy, 2017 ‘Only the Dead Can Be Forgiven’: Contemporary Women Poets and Environmental Melancholia. C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings, 5(1): 3, pp. 1–21. The above papers and articles can be accessed via the Fired! RASCAL account at

The RASCAL Database is an electronic gateway to research resources relating to Ireland. The site can be used to search or browse information about a wide range of research and special collections held in libraries, museums, and archives in Ireland and abroad. The Fired! archive held in the RASCAL database includes digital resources centered in the development of Fired! including an archive of the original website, The Fired! Pledge, Bibliography, Critical Works Cited, group foundational documents, and external links to media-related materials and other electronic archival resources (the Internet Archive holds documentation related to Fired!). The authors included in the database are Anne Enright, Deirdre Falvey, Sinead Gleeson, Laura Loftus, Alex Pryce, Lucy Collins, Moyra Donaldson, Kathy D’Arcy, Walt Hunter, Terese Svoboda, and Mary ODonnell, among others.

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