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The Resource British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times, edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene, (electronic resource)

British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times, edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene, (electronic resource)

Label
British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times
Title
British literature in transition, 1980-2000
Title remainder
accelerated times
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The literature of twentieth-century Britain's final twenty years represents a crash course in transitional history. In the aftermath of the 1970s, the nation's hopes of becoming more efficient were high, leading to the fundamental domestic shake-up that was Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal revolution (1979-90). Following the end of the Cold War, Europe was undergoing radical rejuvenation, while the world as a whole began to thrive on new levels of connectivity and proximity brought through rapid advances in communication technology. Later, in the 1990s, Britons were asked to countenance not only internal devolution, but also the crystallisation of a brand-new European and global order. This volume shows how British literature recorded contemporaneous historical change. It traces the emergence and evolution of literary trends as well as enduring transitional shifts in genre, tone, style and thematic preoccupation.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Pollard, Eileen
  • Schoene-Harwood, Berthold
Series statement
  • British literature in transition series
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • English literature
  • Literature and society
Label
British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times, edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316344071
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Transitions: 1. The ends of postmodernism Peter Boxall; 2. Historical fiction and political regeneration Dougal Mcneill; 3. Strategies of survival in experimental poetry Luke Roberts; 4. Dramatic evolutions/bodily violations Nadine Holdsworth; 5. No such thing as society: the novel under neoliberalism Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene; Part II. Nation: 6. Black British writing: from gulags to ships Henghameh Saroukhani; 7. Working-class writing and the decline of class consciousness Nick Bentley; 8. Northern radical theatre and community performance Phil O'brien; 9. Pit closure as art: poetry from the North of England James Underwood; 10. The road to Tollund: Northern Ireland's literature of transformation Richard Kirkland; 11. Entangled (k)nots: reconceptualizing the nation in Scottish devolution writing Carla Sassi; Part III. Society: 12. Inter-feminism/s: women writing back to the future Diana Wallace; 13. The rise of ladlit and chicklit Imelda Whelehan; 14. A gay story, a history: gay male liberation and queer rumination Allan Johnson; 15. Searching for something: the post-secular faiths of British fiction Andrew Tate; 16. Dystopia and euphoria: time-space compression and the city Alexander Beaumont; Part IV. Acceleration: 17. Coded networks: literature and the information technology revolution Anna Mcfarlane; 18. Nature's history: environmentalism and the nature novel John Parham; 19. Like any other commodity? Literary prize culture, commercialization, and the rise of a new reading public Caroline Edwards; 20. Making sense of the world: literature and globalization Philip Leonard
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CR9781316344071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 373 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316344071
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080638282
Label
British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times, edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316344071
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Part I. Transitions: 1. The ends of postmodernism Peter Boxall; 2. Historical fiction and political regeneration Dougal Mcneill; 3. Strategies of survival in experimental poetry Luke Roberts; 4. Dramatic evolutions/bodily violations Nadine Holdsworth; 5. No such thing as society: the novel under neoliberalism Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene; Part II. Nation: 6. Black British writing: from gulags to ships Henghameh Saroukhani; 7. Working-class writing and the decline of class consciousness Nick Bentley; 8. Northern radical theatre and community performance Phil O'brien; 9. Pit closure as art: poetry from the North of England James Underwood; 10. The road to Tollund: Northern Ireland's literature of transformation Richard Kirkland; 11. Entangled (k)nots: reconceptualizing the nation in Scottish devolution writing Carla Sassi; Part III. Society: 12. Inter-feminism/s: women writing back to the future Diana Wallace; 13. The rise of ladlit and chicklit Imelda Whelehan; 14. A gay story, a history: gay male liberation and queer rumination Allan Johnson; 15. Searching for something: the post-secular faiths of British fiction Andrew Tate; 16. Dystopia and euphoria: time-space compression and the city Alexander Beaumont; Part IV. Acceleration: 17. Coded networks: literature and the information technology revolution Anna Mcfarlane; 18. Nature's history: environmentalism and the nature novel John Parham; 19. Like any other commodity? Literary prize culture, commercialization, and the rise of a new reading public Caroline Edwards; 20. Making sense of the world: literature and globalization Philip Leonard
Control code
CR9781316344071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 373 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316344071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1080638282

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