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Irish professor discusses modernism

first_imgDr. Liam Lanigan, an Irish Research Council postdoctoral research fellow from University College Cork, spoke Friday about Irish novelist George Moore and his relation to Irish urban modernism in the late 19th and early 20th Century.Lanigan’s lecture, sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, focused on Moore’s critique of Irish society in his novels.Lanigan said Moore, in his naturalistic treatment of Dublin, developed an Irish mode of modernism.“Moore’s deployment of the idea of suburbanization at the end of [his novel] A Drama in Muslin . . . attempts to diagnose the problems facing society and facing the city,” Lanigan said. “He seems imaginatively incapable of imposing a solution within the space of Dublin.“There’s this sort of discontinuity between Dublin as a contained space and he ends up having to project a set of solutions elsewhere.”Lanigan said Moore’s dilemma was common among Irish writers of his time, as were themes of Irish nationalism and social decline. In his novel “Confessions of a Young Man,” Moore exposes the Francophile within himself and explores his own hostile feelings toward Ireland, Lanigan said.“It is indicative of his tendency to measure Ireland against France and Dublin against Paris, always to Ireland’s detriment,” Lanigan said. “Paris is a space in which you can get rid of all the inherited traits of language and nationality in contrast with Dublin.”Moore was interested in the aestheticism of Parisian culture, Lanigan said. He saw Paris as a place where naturalism and impressionism could flourish, whereas Dublin remained stagnant in the arts.“Dublin is revealed as a failed space, betraying a very long process of social decline,” Lanigan said.According to Lanigan, Moore’s aim was to improve Irish society through modernization. He invoked the peasantry in his work to call attention to the social and economic disparities within Dublin.“He shows the picture of a society incapable of change,” Lanigan said. “A static vision in which an alternative does not appear possible, and yet in which the end of the current system is inevitable.”Moore’s writings revealed a society marked by fundamental injustice, Lanigan said, and showed how social stagnation was occurring not only in the heart of the slums but in the more affluent suburbs as well.Lanigan said Moore provided “a street-level view of poor urban experience” by highlighting the proximity of poverty and wealth in Dublin, while also applying to the city a sense of meaning and modernity.Tags: Irish Urban Modernismlast_img read more

January 26, 2021 0

VEDA approves $2.6 million in financing

first_imgVEDA BOARD APPROVES $2.6 MILLION IN BUSINESSPROJECT FINANCING STATEWIDE Montpelier, VT A Bennington manufacturer will add almost 100 new jobs within three years and a growing Essex Town company will acquire its own facility with financial assistance approved by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) Board of Directors. The Directors approved loan financing requests of $2.6 million to support business development projects totaling $7.8 million statewide. It is gratifying to all of us to see businesses investing in solid growth and good-paying jobs in Vermont, and VEDA is pleased to help these companies achieve their goals, said Jo Bradley, VEDAs Chief Executive Officer. Projects approved by the VEDA Board are:” Vermont Composites, Inc., Bennington VEDA will guarantee $1 million of an increased $3.5 million working capital line of credit issued to Vermont Composites, Inc. (VCI) by Key Bank National Association. VCIs sales are growing rapidly, and the increased credit capacity will help the company meet the growing demand for their carbon composite products. VCI currently employs 148 people, and expects to boost that number to 241 in the next three years as a result of the project investments. VCI is a leader in the carbon composites field, producing customized parts for the aerospace, defense, medical, automobile, and sporting goods industries.” FoodScience Corporation, Essex Town An $800,000 loan was approved, leveraging an additional $1.6 million in private investment, to finance the purchase by FoodScience Corporation (FSC) of the former Belden Wire facility. The companys move from currently leased space to the 18.4 acre, 77,000 square foot facility will provide FSC the inventory and distribution space it needs to continue growing over the next several years. FoodScience Corporation, established in 1972, packages, markets and distributes nutritional supplements for animal and human consumption to the medical professional and retail consumer markets. Banknorth is also participating in the $2.4 million property acquisition project. The VEDA Board also approved $730,000 in Vermont SBA 504 Program loans to support $1.8 million in project costs associated with purchases of several hospitality and retail establishments. In addition, an agricultural loan of $80,000 was approved through Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), VEDAs farm financing assistance program. VEDAs mission is to promote economic prosperity in Vermont by providing financial assistance to eligible businesses, including manufacturing, agricultural, and travel and tourism enterprises. Since its inception in 1974, VEDA has made financing commitments totaling nearly $1.2 billion. -30-last_img read more

January 1, 2021 0