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Sylvie Mikowski
Yann Philippe


Drilling and Excavating: Recovering the International Circulation of Popular Culture between Ireland and the United States

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Mikowski, S., & Philippe, Y. (2020). General Introduction. Imaginaires, (22), 7-28.
Author Biographies

Sylvie Mikowski, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CIRLEP

Sylvie Mikowski is “Professeur des universités” at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France) where she teaches Irish Studies and English Literature. She has published Le Roman irlandais Contemporain, edited or co-edited Histoire et Mémoire en France et en Irlande/History and Memory in France; Ecrivaines irlandaises/Irish Women Writers; Ireland and Popular Culture, Popular cultures today. She has contributed chapters to a number of edited volumes, among which This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann; From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath; Non-Violent Resistance: Irreverence in Irish Culture; John McGahern: assessing a Literary Legacy. She was literary editor of the French journal Études Irlandaises from 2008 to 2014, and is now on the board of editors for EFACIS journal RISE. She is currently vice-president of the SOFEIR, the French Society of Irish Studies, and the director of the Steering Committee of the GIS E.I.R.E., a consortium of researchers in Irish Studies sponsored by 23 universities and by the Irish Embassy in France.

Yann Philippe, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CIRLEP

Yann Philippe is Associate Professor at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France) where he teaches American Studies and History. He is a member of both the Center for North American Studies (CENA-Mondes Américains-EHESS) and the Inter-disciplinary Research Centre on Languages and Thought (CIRLEP-University of Reims). He works on American policing and its representations in popular culture.