RESOURCES FOR TEACHING IRELAND’S MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES
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JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENES RESEARCH
Justice for Magdalenes Research Website (2014-): http://jfmresearch.com/
Justice for Magdalenes Website (2008-2013): http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/index.htm
Justice for Magdalenes Research Archive: http://repository.wit.ie/JFMA/
Adoption Rights Alliance: http://www.adoptionrightsalliance.com/
Clann Project (JFMR/ARA): http://clannproject.org/
JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENES CAMPAIGN, 2009-2013
ACADEMIC ARTICLES/BOOK CHAPTERS ON THE JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENES CAMPAIGN
O’Donnell, Katherine. “Academics Becoming Activists: Reflections on Some Ethical Issues of the Justice for Magdalenes Campaign.” Irishness on the Margins: Minority and Dissident Identities, edited by Pilar Villar-Argáiz, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018, pp. 77-100.
O’Rouke, Maeve and James M. Smith. “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries: Confronting a History Not Yet in the Past.” A Century of Progress? Irish Women Reflect, edited by Alan Hayes and Máire Meagher, Arlen House, 2016, pp. 107-34.
O’Rourke, Maeve. “The Justice for Magdalenes Campaign.” Implementing International Human Rights: Perspectives from Ireland, edited by S. Egan, Bloomsbury, 2016.
Smith, James. “The Justice for Magdalenes Campaign.” In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports, edited by Carole Holohan, Amnesty International-Ireland, 2011. Pp. 372-77.
ADVOCACY JOURNALISM BY JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENES RESEARCH
ADVOCACY LECTURES/TALKS BY JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENE RESEARCH
O’Rourke, Maeve. “Why apologise today for historic abuse?” TEDxUCD, 2015.
O’Rourke, Maeve. “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries.” TEDxHolborn, 2014.
Smith, James M. “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy, and Restorative Justice.” Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series, University of Maine, 7 March 2018.
Steed, Mari. “JFM: The Little NGO That Could.” SNAP Conference Dublin, 2012.
McGettrick, Claire. “Magdalene Names Project” Gender Arc Project seminar series, University of Limerick, 21st November 2017.
MAGDALENE NAMES PROJECT
McGettrick, Claire. “Death, Institutionalisation and Duration of Stay.” Critique of Chapter 16 of McAleese Report, which includes an outline of the circumstances surrounding the exhumations at High Park Magdalene Laundry:
Map of Magdalene Laundry and Magdalene Burial Sites: http://jfmresearch.com/home/map-of-magdalene-laundries-and-grave-locations
Flowers for Magdalenes: http://jfmresearch.com/home/flowers-for-magdalenes/
Legg, Kathleen. Whispering Hope: The True Story of the Magdalene Women, Orion Publishing, 2016.
O’Donnell, Katherine, Sinéad Pembroke and Claire McGettrick. Magdalene Institutions: Recording an Oral and Archival History.
O’Mahoney, Jennifer. The Waterford Memories Project: Oral History
SURVIVOR TESTIMONY JOURNALISM
Polaneczky, Ronnie. “The Woman Who Exposed Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries.” Philadephia Magazine, 23 May 2013.
Roberts, Sue Lloyd. “I Want an Apology Before I Die.” The Daily Mail 27, September 2014.
Ryan, Carol. “Seeking Redress for a Mother’s Life in a Workhouse.” New York Times, 6 February 2013. See also: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/9878223/Irelands-Magdalene-Laundries-I-hope-my-birth-mother-can-now-rest-in-peace.html
TAOISEACH’S APOLOGY, FEBRUARY 19th 2013
JUSTICE FOR MAGDALENES RESEARCH YOUTUBE CHANNELS
Ireland. Report of the Interdepartmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalen Laundries. The McAleese Report is available to download as a single PDF from JFMR’s website here.
Ireland. Magdalen Commission Report. (The Quirke Report)
See JFM and JFMR submissions to the Irish Human Rights Commission and various United Nations Committees, including UNCAT 2011 and 2017, and the corresponding concluding observations from human rights bodies: http://jfmresearch.com/home/restorative-justice/accountability/
Bolger, Dermot. A Second Life: A Renewed Novel. New Island Books, 2010.
Brogan, Patricia Burke. Eclipsed. Salmon Drama, 1994.
Brogan, Patricia Burke. Stained Glass at Samhain. Salmon Drama, 2003.
Bruen, Ken. The Magdalen Martyrs: A Jack Taylor Novel. Minotaur Books, 2006.
Conlon-McKenna, Marita. The Magdalen. Forge Books, 2002.
Dilworth, Rachel. The Wild Rose Asylum: Poems of the Magdalen Laundries of Ireland. Akron Series in Poetry, 2009.
Lowe, Louise. Laundry. Anu Productions, 2011.
Goulding, June. The Light in the Window. Poolbeg, 1998.
Palmer, Caitríona. An Affair with my Mother: A story of Adoption, Secrecy and Love. Penguin, 2015.
Rodgers, J.P. For the Love of My Mother. Headline Publishing, 2005.
Sixsmith, Martin. The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-year Search. Macmillan, 2009.
Fenster, Diane. Secrets of the Magdalene Laundries.
Flynn, Mannix. “State-Meant: Call me by my name.” Far Cry Productions.
Glynn, Evelyn. Breaking the Rule of Silence. Limerick College of Art, 2011. See also: http://www.lit.ie/lsad/GallerySpace/Exhibitions/Breaking%20The%20Rule%20Of%20Silence;%20Bearing%20Witness%20to%20the%20Magdalene%20Laundry.aspx and https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/we-should-be-recovering-our-magdalen-history-not-burying-it-1.634425
Mc Mahon. Maedhbh. “Procession.”
Parry, Cheryl. “The Magdalene Laundries“, 2007.
Romero, Rachael. “The Magdalene Laundries.”
The Forgotten Maggies. Produced by Steven O’Riordan.
Les Blanchisseuses de Magdalen. By Nicolas Glimois and Chrisophe Weber, produced by Arnaud Hanelin, France3/Sunset Preste, 1998. [Available as Convents of Shame from Marathon International Video]
The Magdalenes. Produced by Nick Carew, TrueTube, 2013.
Washing Away the Stain, Directed by Sarah Barclay and Andrea Miller, BBC 2 Scotland, 1993.
Witness: Sex in a Cold Climate, Produced by Steve Humphries, Testimony Films for Channel 4, 1998.
DOCUMENTARY FILM-NEWS MAGAZINE SEGMENT
“Ireland’s Hidden Bodies, Hidden Secrets,” Produced by Sue Lloyd-Roberts (“Our World,” BBC News Channel, 5 October 2014).
“Magdalene Laundries.” 60 Minutes, narrated by Steve Croft, produced by L. Franklin Devine, CBS News, 1999.
“Magdalene Laundries.” Our World, produced by Sue Lloyd-Roberts, BBC News Channel, 27 September 2014.
“The Magdalene Laundries.” Primetime. Produced by Tanya Sillem, RTÉ, September 2012.
“Magdalene Laundry Apology,” Primetime, produced by Tanya Sillem, RTÉ, February 2013.
“Private members’ bill to provide for a State apology to Magdalene women.” Tonight with Vincent Browne, TV3, February 2013.
“Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women.” By Sean Mallen, produced by Mia Sheldon. Global HD, Canada 2012.
NPR Interview with Mari Steed
“Magdalene Laundry Institute for Outcast Women“, RTÉ Documentary on One, produced by Julian Vignoles, November 1992.
“Close The Door – Magdalen Laundries“, RTÉ Documentary on One, produced and presented by Padraic Dolan, March 1990.
ACADEMIC BOOKS/CULTURAL HISTORY
Finnegan, Frances. Do Penance or Perish. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Luddy, Maria. Prostitution and Irish Society, 1889-1940. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Luddy, Maria. Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century Ireland. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
McCarthy, Rebecca Lea. The Origins of the Magdalene Laundries: An Analytic History. McFarland, 2010.
Milotte, Mike. Banished Babies. New Island Books, 2012.
Prunty, Jacinta. The Monasteries, Magdalen Asylums and Reformatory Schools of Our Lady of Charity in Ireland, 1853-1973. Columba Press, 2017.
Raftery, Mary and Eoin O’Sullivan. Suffer the Little Children. New Island Books, 1999.
Smith, James M. Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries and the Nation’s Architecture of Containment, University of Notre Dame, 2007.
SELECT RECENT PEER REVIEW JOURNAL ARTICLES
Clough, Miryam. “Atoning Shame?” Feminist Theology, vol. 23, no. 1, 2014, pp. 6-17.
Eide, Mirian. “James Joyce’s Magdalenes.” College Literature, vol. 38, no. 4, Fall 2011, pp. 57-75.
Farley, Jessica & Virginia Garnett. “Un-Eclipsed: An Interview with Patricia Burke Brogan.” Irish Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 3, August 2010, pp. 347-57.
Fischer, Clara. “Revealing Ireland’s ‘Proper Heart’: Apology, Shame, Nation.” Hypatia, vol. 32, no. 4, November 2017, pp. 751-767.
Fischer, Clara. “Gender, Nation, and the Politics of Shame: Magdalen Laundries and the Institutionalization of Feminine Transgression in Modern Ireland.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 41, no. 4, June 2016, pp. 821-43.
Haughton, Miriam. “From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland’s ‘Rule of Silence’ in Anu Productions’ Laundry.” Modern Drama, vol. 57, no. 1, Spring 2014, pp. 65-93.
Killian, Sheila. “”For lack of accountability”: The logic of the price in Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries.” Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol. 43, 2015, pp. 17-33.
O’Rourke, Maeve. “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and the State’s failure to protect.” Hibernian Law Journal, vol. 10, 2011, pp. 200-37.
Smith, James M. “The Magdalene Sisters: Evidence, Testimony … Action?” Signs, vol. 32, no. 2, Winter 2007, pp. 431-58.
Wecker, Erin Costello. “Reclaiming Magdalenism or Washing Away Sin: Magdalen Laundries and the Rhetorics of Feminine Silence.” Women’s Studies, vol. 44, no. 2, February 2015, pp. 264-79.
SELECT RECENT BOOK CHAPTERS
Benítes-Castro, Miguel-Ángel and Encarnacíon Hidalgo-Tenorio, “‘We Were Treated Very Badly, Treated Like Slaves’: A Critical Metaphor Analysis of the Accounts of the Magdalene Laundries Victims.”Irishness on the Margins: Minority and Dissident Identities, edited by Pilar Villar-Argáiz, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018, pp. 101-27.
McCormack, Leanne. “‘Angels who have lost their way’: the work of rescue and refuge homes” Regulating sexuality: Women in twentieth-century Northern Ireland, Manchester UP, 2009, pp. 37-78.
Pérez-Vides, Auxiliadora. “Gender, Deviance and Institutional Violence in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries: An Analysis of Two Filmic Representations of Abuse.” Teaching against Violence: The Reassessing Toolbox, Central European University Press, 2013, pp. 77-92.
Pine, Emilie. “Coming Clean?: Remembering the Magdalen Laundries.” Memory Ireland: History and Modernity, vol. 1, Syracuse University Press, 2011, pp. 157-71.
Radzik, Linda. “Collective Atonement: Making amends to the Magdalen penitents.” Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law and Politics, Oxford UP, 2009, pp. 175-98.
Scarlata, Jessica. “Washed Away: Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and Religious Incarceration.” Rethinking Occupied Ireland: Gender and Incarceration in Contemporary Irish Film, Syracuse University Press, 2015, pp. 201-49.