Dr. John Kenny

Postdoctoral researcher

  • Fellowship(s): 2004-2005 (Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
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Project: "Critics in Pieces: A History of Book-Reviewing and Literary Journalism in Ireland."

Critics in Pieces is a survey and analytical history, with a late-nineteenth and twentieth-century focus, of the development of book-reviewing in Irish newspapers and broadsheets. Editorship, design, administration, production, readership and dissemination are examined alongside a scrutiny of changes in the evaluative procedures of reviewers. Comparisons are made with Irish academic and periodical literary operations and with international literary journalism.