How Popular Culture Travels: Cultural exchanges between Ireland and the United States

L’ouvrage collectif How Popular Culture Travels: Cultural Exchanges between Ireland and the United States, a été publié sous la direction de S. Mikowski et Y. Philippe, dans la Collection « Imaginaires », par EPURE (Reims, 2019).

« This volume does not pretend to offer a new theory or methodology of intercultural transfers at the global level. The focus is narrowed to the circulation of popular culture between Ireland and the US. Popular culture is approached through a non-essentialist perspective that goes back at least to Stuart Hall and makes popular culture a « contested terrain », a site of cultural negotiations and conflicts, the result of a never-ended process. Our goal in this respect is to weave together a constantly shifting object of study and various and sometimes diverging streams of research : cultural history and the study of popular culture, the history of nations and global history, immigration, diaspora or ethnic studies and the study of circulating commercial products ; the study of cinema, music, television and the internet. By taking into account the international context of cultural nation-building, the volume is an attempt to contribute to a renewed understanding of how the circulation of goods and people reached a momentum at the same time as states were engaged in an-going process of nation-building-deconstructing-and-redefining, in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries. »

Table des matières:

Introduction: S. Mikowski et Y. Philippe

Adèle Commins: Reception of Charles Villiers Stanford and his music in the American Press

Daithi Kearney: From Tralee to Times Square: Bringing Irish Folk Theatre to Broadway.

Timothy A. Heron: Northern Ireland Punk Rock and the American Teenage Myth

Amélie Dochy: The Circulation of Erskine Nicol’s Popular Artworks in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Sylvie Mikowski: Ray Donovan : Irishness in American Popular culture Today

Flore Coulouma: Sense of self, sense of place: The Landscape of Urban Violence in Love/Hate

Anne Goarzin: The Circulation of Irish Images in Online Culture

Robert Johnson: The Irish as Caribbean slaves ? Meme, Internet men and Intervention