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The nation and British literature

Title
The nation and British literature / edited by Andrew Murphy.
ISBN
9781009378871 (ebook)
9781009378857 (hardback)
9781009378864 (paperback)
Publication
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 373 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
The Nation and British Literature and Culture charts the emergence of Britain as a political, social and cultural construct, examining the manner in which its constituent elements were brought together through a process of amalgamation and conquest. The fashioning of the nation through literature and culture is examined, as well as counter narratives that have sought to call national orthodoxies into question. Specific topics explored include the emergence of a distinctively national literature in the early modern period; the impact of French Revolution on conceptions of Britishness; portrayals of empire in popular and literary fiction; popular music and national imagining; the marginalisation and oppression of particular communities within the nation. The volume concludes by asking what implications an extended set of contemporary crises have for the ongoing survival both of the United Kingdom, both as a political unit and as a literary and cultural point of identity.
Variant and related titles
Cambridge core frontlist 2023.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 29, 2023
Series
Cambridge themes in British literature and culture
Contents
What is Britain? / Andrew Murphy
Wales in Britain / Helen Fulton
Scotland in Britain / Gerard Carruthers
Ireland in Britain / Jim Smyth
England in Britain / Krishan Kumar
Cultural borrowing / Edward Wilson-LEE
Tradition and transformation in literature / Neil Rhodes
Milton and the remaking of the nation in seventeenth-century England / David Loewenstein
The American revolution / Jerom Tharaud
The French revolution / David Duff
'And what should they know of England who only England know? / Anian Loomba
Rather unpleasant stories : popular fictions of empire / Matthew P.M. Kerr
Sun-drowned streets and wasted lives : imperial decline and the colonial novel / Praseeda Gopinath
'It's being so cheerful that keeps me going' : the nation in the Second World War / Gill Plain
The new British / J. Dillon Brown
Censorship / Celia Marshik
'Wake up the nation' : modern pop and the quest for a new England / Ben Winsworth
Queer nation / Brian Lewis
The future of the union : a political science perspective / Etain Tannam
What is British literature now? / Kirstian Shaw
Borderline Britain / Andrew Murphy.
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