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Middlebrow Modernity: Irish Writers and The New Yorker in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Project description

Shedding light on the connection between Irish writers and The New Yorker

The New Yorker (TNY) was a magnet for Irish writers as they actively contributed to the American publication in the mid-20th century, helping establish themselves in the United States and abroad. The EU-funded IWandTNYinMID20thC project seeks to uncover the writers’ connection to the TNY’s post-war liberalism and how much this connection redefined Ireland’s isolated literary environment with respect to global modernity. It will leverage periodical studies and theories of middlebrow culture to develop a theoretical framework. IWandTNYinMID20thC claims that Irish writers connected with TNY because they all had doubts about modernity. The findings will provide the first-ever contextualised literary, biographical account of the connection between TNY and Irish and American writers.

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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 175 920,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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Partners (1)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
70 Washington Square South
10003 1526 New York

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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