Dorothy Macardle

Dorothy Macardle (1889– 1958) is perhaps best known as the author of The Irish Republic, an account of the revolutionary period from an anti-Treaty perspective. A new biography of Macardle, written by BC graduate Leeann Lane, reveals a deeper portrait of a feminist, activist, and literary figure. For Dorothy Macardle (University College Dublin Press), Lane, who earned a PhD from Boston College, used source materials such as the journal Macardle kept while she was in jail to shine a light on her “personal and political evolution.” Lane is a lecturer at Dublin City University and an expert in modern Irish history with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century gender and women’s history. She also is the author of Rosamond Jacob: Third Person Singular. Since 2001, Lane has been the onsite coordinator for BC in Dublin, serving as the primary contact for BC students studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and the National University of Ireland-Maynooth, and teaching a course on Modern Ireland.

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