Tuesday 12 March 2013

American Borders Seminar Series: Becca Weir

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!

Paper abstract:

"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

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