Rebels in Arms: Anne Devlin and Mary Dwyer

Two women, related by marriage, one a washerwoman, the other a housewife, played distinct roles in the Irish rebel era, 1796-1803. Consigned by history as Heroes' Handmaidens, they were not mere petticoat patriots! Indeed, Devlin nearly missed being remembered altogether, because the man and the cause she served were such embarrassments to survivors. Dwyer is remembered in a second-hand way, as wife of a famous banditto and the bearer of his children. Both lived at the same time and under the same circumstances; yet their stories were very different: Devlin’s in Ireland, in deep obscurity, and Dwyer’s in Australia, almost canonised!


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Place a pair of Irish historical personalities in their political, economic and social contexts.

3 Identify some recurring characteristics of Irish historical characters and their roles in society, politics and nationalism.

  1. Develop responses to biography and the way they are constructed.
$22 Limited

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15 Jul

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