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British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times / edited by Eileen Pollard (University of Chester), Berthold Schoene (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
xvii, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
History and criticism
Literature and society
British literature in transition
"The literature of twentieth-century Britain's final twenty years represent 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I: Transitions. The ends of postmodernism / Peter Boxall
Historical fiction and political regeneration / Dougal Mcneill
Strategies of survival in experimental poetry / Luke Roberts
Dramatic evolutions/bodily violations / Nadine Holdsworth
No such thing as society: the novel under neoliberalism / Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene
Part II: Nation. Black British writing: from gulags to ships / Henghameh Saroukhani
Working-class writing and the decline of class consciousness / Nick Bentley
Northern radical theatre and community performance / Phil O'Brien
"Pit closure as art": poetry from the North of England / James Underwood
The road to Tollund: Northern Ireland's literature of transformation / Richard Kirkland
Entangled (k)nots: reconceptualizing the nation in Scottish devolution writing / Carla Sassi
Part III: Society. Inter-feminism/s: women writing back to the future / Diana Wallace
The rise of ladlit and chicklit / Imelda Whelehan
"A gay story, a history": gay male liberation and queer rumination / Allan Johnson
"Searching for something": the post-secular faiths of British fiction / Andrew Tate
Dystopia and euphoria: time-space compression and the city / Alexander Beaumont
Part IV: Acceleration. Coded networks: literature and the information technology revolution / Anna Mcfarlane
Nature's history? Environmentalism and the nature novel / John Parham
Like any other commodity? Literary prize culture, commercialization, and the rise of a new reading public / Caroline Edwards
Making sense of the world: literature and globalisation / Philip Leonard.
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British literature in transition, 1980-2000 : accelerated times / edited by Eileen Pollard, Berthold Schoene.