Irish immigrant women were a common target of satire in Anglo-American print culture in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Jokes about ‘Bridget’ crossed the Atlantic in both directions, contributing to a transnational repository of comic Irish tropes.
This talk will discuss how representations of the most common of Irish working women – the domestic servant – reflected middle-class anxieties around changing class and gender roles.
Dr Catherine Healy is Historian-in-Residence at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
DATE: 1st February 2024
TIME: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
WHERE: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum