Talks

ETHEL VOYNICH, TRANSNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY

with Angela Byrne

Annie Moore Room, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ

10/10/2019 at 5:30pm

Cork-born Ethel Voynich was raised in London, where she became involved in anarchist circles and translated the writings of exiled Ukrainian revolutionary, Stepniak. She travelled around Russia in 1887-9, teaching music and associating with radicals. Her novel, The Gadfly (1897) inspired communists worldwide for decades – but by 1917, she had moved away from radical politics. This talk details her transnational radical networks and asks, what was the extent of her involvement in the Russian revolutionary movement?

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