Yen-Chi Wu is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He holds a PhD in English from University College Cork, where his project on John McGahern and modernity was funded by an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. His essays have appeared in Irish Studies Review, New Hibernia Review, and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. He is currently working on a project that investigates Irish writers’ connection with The New Yorker magazine in the mid-twentieth century.