Tomorrow (Wednesday 13th) we are hosting Dr. Becca Weir (University of Cambridge) who will be giving a talk entitled, "'Our Own Baedeker': World and War in the Little New Yorker". This event will be held at 4pm in Arts 1.16. All welcome!
"The New Yorker's 'pony' edition for U.S. troops overseas has been called 'one of the greatest marketing moves in the history of magazines'; yet surprisingly little has been written about the 'little' New Yorker (1943-1946). Taking this edition as a starting point, this paper will explore the New Yorker's 'map work' in 1944-45. It will include material on the magazine's regular feature 'Our Own Baedeker' and 'Conflict' (the New Yorker office wartime newsletter)."
Becca is a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College. Her research interests include nineteenth-century American literature and culture, war writing and African American literature