Dr Sonja Tiernan is Government of Ireland Fellow in the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Sonja received her PhD from University College Dublin in 2007 and held the National Library of Ireland history research studentship 2007-8. Sonja is an executive committee member of the Women’s History Association of Ireland and is currently writing the first ever dedicated biography of Eva Gore-Booth.
2010 0-7734-3601-4 This is the first ever publication of Fiametta, a five act play by the Irish poet, playwright and political activist Eva Gore-Booth. The manuscript of this previously unpublished play was discovered amongst the personal and literary papers of Gore-Booth. This is an exceptional find. It is rare indeed that an unpublished work, by a celebrated Irish author, is uncovered so many years after their death. This play is a significant contribution to the body of Eva Gore-Booth’s literary work. Fiametta contrasts with Gore-Booth’s other dramas and therefore, adds a new perspective to critical analysis of her work. This volume includes an introduction and brief synopsis of Gore-Booth’s dramatic works and a note on Fiametta.