Participant Info

First Name
Bridget
Last Name
Keown
Affiliation
University of Pittsburgh
Website URL
https://nursingclio.org/author/bkeown/
Keywords
Gender, Trauma, Shell-shock, Veterans, Violence, Memory, First World War, Britain, Ireland, Epidemics, HIV/AIDS, History of Medicine, History of Psychology, LGBTQ History, Sexuality, Pedagogy,
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About Me

Bridget Keown received her BA in History and Russian Language & Literature from Smith College and her MA in Imperial and Commonwealth History from King’s College London. She earned her PhD in history at Northeastern University, where her research focused on the experience and treatment of war-related trauma among British and Irish women during the First World War and Irish War of Independence, and the construction history through trauma.  She has written blogs on this research for the American Historical Association and Lady Science, and is a contributing writer for Nursing Clio. In 2018, she was selected as winner of the Dean’s Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities Center at Northeastern University for the 2018-19 academic year. She is currently researching the history epidemics, and specifically of kinship among gay and lesbian groups during the AIDS outbreak in the United States and Ireland.  Her other interests include the history of emotions, history of medicine, gender and the horror genre, and postcolonial queer theory and performance.  Bridget is a co-chair of the Gender and Memory Working Group of the Memory Studies Association and serves on the Executive Council of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Recent Publications

‘I think I was more pleased to see her than any one ‘Cos she’s so fine’: nurses’ friendships, trauma, and resiliency during the first world war”. Family & Community History 21:3 (2019), 151-165

“The Symptoms of Possession: Gender, Power, and Trauma in Late-Twentieth Century Horror Novels”, in From Gothic to Post-Modern: Critical Essays on Horror Literature, (Jefferson: McFarland, March 2020), 115-127

“‘In their hour of need and suffering’: The Cowdray Club and Female Veterans of the First World War”, in Care After the First World War (In Progress)

“‘#TheNorthIsNext’: The Irish Feminist Movement and Partition”, Partitioning Ireland (provisional title) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, expected 2020)

“‘A perfect hell of a night which we can never forget’: First World War Nurses’ Trauma Narratives” in Languages of Trauma (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, expected 2020)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ireland, Great Britain, United States
Expertise by Geography
England, Ireland, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Disability, Gender, Medicine, Military, Pedagogy, Rebellion & Revolution, Science, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Technology, Women, World War I