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Looking for the Shift in Ideology on “Fallen Women” in Ireland

The Magdalene Laundries were institutions in place across Ireland and many other countries that were a place for “fallen women,” deemed unfit to live on their down due to mental illness, incompetence, hysteria and for many women, pregnancy outside of wedlock. From the 1750’s women were held captive in these facilities and forced in labor […]



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Bottle for Gede

LILLIAN VINSON BOTTLE FOR GEDE – 2017. Glass bottle, fabric, mirrors, paper, sequins, beads, yarn   This bottle is for Gede, whose domain is death, sex, and the protection of children.  These things are inevitable parts of life, and are often unwanted or unpleasant.  This bottle represents the good and the bad of life and […]



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Exploring the Voices of Wives, Mothers, and Revolutionaries in Ireland: A Collection of Poetry

The performance pieces I will be looking at for my final project are Dancing at Lughnasa, a play written by Brian Friel, and Eclipsed, a play written by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dancing at Lughnasa is set in 1936 and follows the Mundy family, including the sisters Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rose, and Christina. However, for my […]



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Spittelau, Changing the Game Since 1971

Christa Bennett COR: Vienna: Bridge from West-East Betsy Allen-Pennebaker 11/25/16   Spittelau, Changing the Game Since 1971             Vienna, Austria is known for being the world’s best place to live and for some of the most exquisite architecture in the world. From palaces to government buildings, cemeteries to the many churches, you can go almost […]



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