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European Migrants in the British Imagination: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Culture

Project description

A literary look at migration’s impact on cultural representations

What is the role of migration and migrants in the dynamics of cultural development as regards gender, ethnicity and demography? To answer this question, the EU-funded VICTEUR project will review large-scale data sets (35 918 volumes of fiction in the British Library Nineteenth Century Corpus). Specifically, it will study intra-European migration in the Victorian period through the ‘macroscope’ of text mining and the microscope of literary scholarship. The focus will be on how the intra-European cultural exchange triggered by this population movement is embedded in Victorian fiction. The project aims to uncover the residual impact of cultural representations in neo-Victorian fiction, film and television, focusing on the period 2011-2016, combining methodologies from text mining, transmedia and cultural memory studies.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 498 126

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 2 498 126
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments