Congratulations to Dr Laura Lovejoy on being awarded one of the inaugural Fulbright-NUI awards
Dr Laura Lovejoy is an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the School of English at University College Cork and graduate of UCD. As a Fulbright-NUI Scholar to the Department of English, New York University, she will research early twentieth-century literary representations of commercial sex, investigating how fictional representations of commercial sex intersect and diverge across geographical and cultural borders.
At UCC Dr Lovejoy is developing her doctoral research into a monograph, States of Decline: Irish Modernism, Degeneration and the Body. The monograph maps the relationship between Irish literary modernism and degeneration and explores the intersections between themes of decline and modes of embodiment in works of Irish modernist fiction published in the 1920s and 1930s