British Literature in Transition  1960 1980  Flower Power Book

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power

  • Author : Kate McLoughlin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107129573

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power Excerpt :

This volume traces transitions in British literature from 1960 to 1980, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It considers innovations in form, emergent identities, changes in attitudes, preoccupations and in the mind itself, local and regional developments, and shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors.

British Literature in Transition  1960   1980  Flower Power Book

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power

  • Author : Kate McLoughlin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108573450

British Literature in Transition 1960 1980 Flower Power Excerpt :

This volume traces transitions in British literature brought about by the rapid, momentous and far-reaching changes of the 1960s and 1970s, illuminating a diverse range of authors, texts, genres and movements. It looks at innovations in form, considering experimental poetry, fiction and drama, and explores the literature of emergent identities in race, gender, sexuality and class. It considers changes in attitudes and in the mind itself: the growth of environmentalism, perceptions of the past, psychedelia, the sexual revolution, and information control. It examines local and regional developments, visiting Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England. Finally, it focuses on shifts within the oeuvres of individual authors - two poets, two dramatists and a novelist: Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes, Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill, and Iris Murdoch.

British Literature in Transition  1980   2000 Book

British Literature in Transition 1980 2000

  • Author : Eileen Pollard
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107121423

British Literature in Transition 1980 2000 Excerpt :

This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends from 1980-2000.

British Literature in Transition  1940 1960  Postwar Book

British Literature in Transition 1940 1960 Postwar

  • Author : Gill Plain
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107119017

British Literature in Transition 1940 1960 Postwar Excerpt :

Examines debates central to postwar British culture, showing the pressures of reconstruction and the mutual implication of war and peace.

British Experimental Women   s Fiction  1945   1975 Book

British Experimental Women s Fiction 1945 1975

  • Author : Andrew Radford
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-08-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030727666

British Experimental Women s Fiction 1945 1975 Excerpt :

This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and historical phenomenon. This collection reassesses how British female novelists operated in relation to transnational vanguard networking clusters, debates and tendencies, both political and artistic. The chapters collected in this volume enquire, for example, whether there is something fundamentally different (or politically dissident) about female experimental procedures and perspectives. This book also investigates the processes of canon formation, asking why, in one way or another, these authors have been sidelined or misconstrued by recent scholarship. Ultimately, it seeks to refine a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists at least as diverse as recent and longer established work in the domain of modernist studies.

Haunted Spaces in Twenty First Century British Nature Writing Book

Haunted Spaces in Twenty First Century British Nature Writing

  • Author : Anneke Lubkowitz
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-06-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110678611

Haunted Spaces in Twenty First Century British Nature Writing Excerpt :

This study investigates the figure of haunting in the New Nature Writing. It begins with a historical survey of nature writing and traces how it came to represent an ideal of ‘natural’ space as empty of human history and social conflict. Building on a theoretical framework which combines insights from ecocriticism and spatial theory, the author explores the spatial dimensions of haunting and ‘hauntology’ and shows how 21st-century writers draw on a Gothic repertoire of seemingly supernatural occurrences and spectral imagery to portray ‘natural’ space as disturbed, uncanny and socially contested. Iain Sinclair and Robert Macfarlane are revealed to apply psychogeography’s interest in ‘hidden histories’ and haunted places to spaces associated with ‘wilderness’ and ‘the countryside’. Kathleen Jamie’s allusions to the Gothic are put in relation to her feminist re-writing of ‘the outdoors’, and John Burnside’s use of haunting is shown to dismantle fictions of ‘the far north’. This book provides not only a discussion of a wide range of factual and fictional narratives of the present but also an analysis of the intertextual dialogue with the Romantic tradition which enfolds in these texts.

Thinking Black Book

Thinking Black

  • Author : Rob Waters
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520967205

Thinking Black Excerpt :

It was a common charge among black radicals in the 1960s that Britons needed to start “thinking black.” As state and society consolidated around a revived politics of whiteness, “thinking black,” they felt, was necessary for all who sought to build a liberated future out of Britain’s imperial past. In Thinking Black, Rob Waters reveals black radical Britain’s wide cultural-political formation, tracing it across new institutions of black civil society and connecting it to decolonization and black liberation across the Atlantic world. He shows how, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, black radicalism defined what it meant to be black and what it meant to be radical in Britain.

Popular Postcolonialisms Book

Popular Postcolonialisms

  • Author : Nadia Atia
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317299011

Popular Postcolonialisms Excerpt :

Drawing together the insights of postcolonial scholarship and cultural studies, Popular Postcolonialisms questions the place of ‘the popular’ in the postcolonial paradigm. Multidisciplinary in focus, this collection explores the extent to which popular forms are infused with colonial logics, and whether they can be employed by those advocating for change. It considers a range of fiction, film, and non-hegemonic cultural forms, engaging with topics such as environmental change, language activism, and cultural imperialism alongside analysis of figures like Tarzan and Frankenstein. Building on the work of cultural theorists, it asks whether the popular is actually where elite conceptions of the world may best be challenged. It also addresses middlebrow cultural production, which has tended to be seen as antithetical to radical traditions, asking whether this might, in fact, form an unlikely realm from which to question, critique, or challenge colonial tropes. Examining the ways in which the imprint of colonial history is in evidence (interrogated, mythologized or sublimated) within popular cultural production, this book raises a series of speculative questions exploring the interrelation of the popular and the postcolonial.

This Strange Loneliness Book

This Strange Loneliness

  • Author : Peter Mackay
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2021-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228007524

This Strange Loneliness Excerpt :

This Strange Loneliness is the first comprehensive account of the poetic relationship between Seamus Heaney and William Wordsworth. Peter Mackay explores how Heaney repeatedly turns to the Romantic poet's work for inspiration, corroboration, and amplification, and as a model for the fortifying power of poetry itself, which offers the fundamental lesson that "it is on this earth 'we find our happiness, or not at all.'" Through an in-depth look at archival materials, and at uncollected poems and prose by Heaney, Mackay traces the evolution of Heaney's readings of Wordsworth throughout his career, revealing their shared interest in the connections between poetry and education, the possibility of a beneficial understanding of poetic influence, the complexities of place and displacement, ideas of transcendence, and ultimately the importance of "late style": later poems by Wordsworth might prove a cautionary tale, as well as example, for any poet. Placing Heaney's readings within their political, historical, and poetic contexts the book also explores how he negotiated the complex relationship between Irish and British culture and identity to claim a persistent form of kinship, and forge a strange community, with the Romantic poet. With illuminating readings that reveal new contexts to and currents in Heaney's work, This Strange Loneliness is a powerful evocation of the Irish poet's sense of the "uplift" that poetry can provide.

The Nature Essay Book
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The Nature Essay

  • Author : Simone Schröder
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-01-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004389274

The Nature Essay Excerpt :

In The Nature Essay: Ecocritical Explorations Simone Schröder offers the first extended account of the nature essay. Her ecocritical readings of essays engage with the genre's central epistemological and poetic paradigms, revealing its unique capacity to serve as a platform for environmental discourse.

Modern British Nature Writing  1789   2020 Book

Modern British Nature Writing 1789 2020

  • Author : Will Abberley
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107191327

Modern British Nature Writing 1789 2020 Excerpt :

Why do we speak so much of nature today when there is so little of it left? Prompted by this question, this study offers the first full-length exploration of modern British nature writing, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Focusing on non-fictional prose writing, the book supplies new readings of classic texts by Romantic, Victorian and Contemporary authors, situating these within the context of an enduringly popular genre. Nature writing is still widely considered fundamentally celebratory or escapist, yet it is also very much in tune with the conflicts of a natural world under threat. The book's four authors connect these conflicts to the triple historical crisis of the environment; of representation; and of modern dissociated sensibility. This book offers an informed critical approach to modern British nature writing for specialist readers, as well as a valuable guide for general readers concerned by an increasingly diminished natural world.

Pastoral Book


  • Author : Terry Gifford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317299462

Pastoral Excerpt :

Updated throughout, this new edition provides a clear and invaluable introduction to the study of Pastoral. Terry Gifford traces the history of the genre from its classical origins through to contemporary writing and introduces the major writers and critical issues relating to Pastoral. Gifford breaks the term down into three accessible concepts: Pastoral, Anti-Pastoral, Post-Pastoral and provides up-to-date examples from literature and film. New chapters explain the continuing tradition of Georgic literature and the recent evolution of Pastoral in their historical contexts. Pastoral is essential and engaging reading for students and academics alike.

Doctor Who and Science Book

Doctor Who and Science

  • Author : Marcus K. Harmes
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476681122

Doctor Who and Science Excerpt :

Science has always been part of Doctor Who. The first episode featured scenes in a science laboratory and a science teacher, and the 2020 season's finale highlighted a scientist's key role in Time Lord history. Hundreds of scientific characters, settings, inventions, and ethical dilemmas populated the years in between. Behind the scenes, Doctor Who's original remit was to teach children about science, and in the 1960s it even had a scientific advisor. This is the first book to explore this scientific landscape from a broad spectrum of research fields: from astronomy, genetics, linguistics, computing, history, sociology and science communication through gender, media and literature studies. Contributors ask: What sort of scientist is the Doctor? How might the TARDIS translation circuit and regeneration work? Did the Doctor change sex or gender when regenerating into Jodie Whittaker? How do Doctor Who's depictions of the Moon and other planets compare to the real universe? Why was the program obsessed with energy in the 1960s and 1970s, Victorian scientists and sciences then and now, or with dinosaurs at any time? Do characters like Missy and the Rani make good scientist role models? How do Doctor Who technical manuals and public lectures shape public ideas about science?

Ted Hughes  Nature and Culture Book

Ted Hughes Nature and Culture

  • Author : Neil Roberts
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-09-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319975740

Ted Hughes Nature and Culture Excerpt :

The fourteen contributors to this new collection of essays begin with Ted Hughes’s proposition that ‘every child is nature’s chance to correct culture’s error.’ Established Hughes scholars alongside new voices draw on a range of approaches to explore the intricate relationships between the natural world and cultural environments — political, as well as geographical — which his work unsettles. Combining close readings of his encounters with animals and places, and explorations of the poets who influenced him, these essays reveal Ted Hughes as a writer we still urgently need. Hughes helps us manage, in his words, ‘the powers of the inner world and the stubborn conditions of the other world, under which ordinary men and women have to live’.

Modernist Invention Book

Modernist Invention

  • Author : Edward Allen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108496322

Modernist Invention Excerpt :

Modernist Invention attends to the parallel histories of media technology and modernist American poetry.