The Revisions of Englishness

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David Rogers, John McLeod
Manchester University Press, 2004 - 194 páginas
What is 'Englishness'? Who defines it? What impact have changes to England and the English, as well as England's relationship with the outside world, had on 'Englishness'? Has 'Englishness' become an anachronism at the turn of a new century?These questions and others like them have become familiar ones in recent debates concerning English politics, culture and identity. Diverse and often competing notions of 'Englishness' have been critiqued by a variety of writers and critics who have become concerned about received visions of 'Englishness' in the post-war period. An exciting and provocative collection of essays which registers the changes to Englishness since the 1950s, 'The revisions of Englishness' explores how Englishness has been revised for a variety of aesthetic and political purposes and makes a ground-breaking contribution to the contemporary debates surrounding Englishness in literary and cultural studies.
 

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Índice

Modernity Jewishness and being English Vic Seidler
15
Queens English Alan Sinfield
30
The miasma of Englishness at home and abroad in the 1950s
40
mobilising Englishness James Wood
55
the poetry of Geoffrey Hill
65
Englishness in the poetry of Philip Larkin
81
Englishness and suburbia
95
melancholic Englishness in Adam Thorpes Still
107
South Asian femininity at home on the English
121
Hanif Kureishis revisions of Englishness
138
staunch belief David Rogers
169
Index
185
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Sobre el autor (2004)

David Rogers is Head of the School of Humanities, Kingston University, London.

John McLeod is Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.

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