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Middlebrow, Media, Genre

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By Faye Hammill

This lecture will orient attendees in how the term ‘Middlebrow’ is being used in literary studies and beyond, focussing on analysis of media and genre. The lecture is the beginning of a series of events at the Centre designed to instigate vital critical debate around what constitutes middlebrow art and how the discipline of art history may better address this contentious topic.

Professor Faye Hamill is Deputy Associate Principle for Research at the University of Strathclyde and is founder of the Middlebrow Network. Here sixth monograph, Modernism's Print Cultures, co-authored with Mark Hussey, came out in August 2016. Her previous book-length publications include Magazines, Travel and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals 1925-1960 (2015), co-authored with Michelle Smith; Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History (2010), which was awarded the European Society for the Study of English biannual book award in the category of Literatures in the English Language; and Women, Celebrity and Literary Culture Between the Wars (2007).

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