9780826495013

The Post-War British Literature Handbook

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    9780826495013

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    082649501X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-10
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

A comprehensive, accessible and lucid coverage of major issues and key figures in modern and contemporary British literature.

Table of Contents

General Editors' Introductionp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Surveying the Field: A Forest of Posts?p. 1
Post-Warp. 2
Postcolonialp. 6
Postmodernp. 9
Postfeministp. 13
Posthumanp. 17
Post-9/11p. 20
Approaching Post-War British Literaturep. 24
Timelinep. 25
Contextsp. 33
The Historical Context of Post-War British Literaturep. 35
Post-War Britain: From Cautious Consensus to Cold Warp. 35
A Literary Cold War: From the 'Less Deceived' to the 'Literature of Extremes'p. 42
From Sexual Liberation to Identity Politics: The Sixties and Afterp. 46
The Break-Up of Britain and the Thatcher Effectp. 51
From Globalization to Terrorp. 54
Literary and Cultural Contextsp. 57
Angry Young Manp. 58
Auto/Biographyp. 58
BBCp. 59
Blasphemyp. 59
Book Clubsp. 60
Booker Prizep. 60
Censorshipp. 60
Chick Litp. 61
Classp. 61
Comic Novelp. 62
Copyrightp. 62
Crime fictionp. 62
Cyberpunkp. 63
Cyborgp. 64
Education Actp. 64
Environmentalismp. 64
Experimental Novelp. 65
Feminismp. 65
Free Versep. 66
Gothicp. 67
Internet Publishingp. 67
Kitchen Sink Dramap. 68
Lad Litp. 68
Literary Canonp. 69
Magic Realismp. 69
Mass Mediap. 70
Metafictionp. 70
The Movementp. 71
Obscenity (and Pornography)p. 71
Open Universityp. 71
Orange Prizep. 72
Nationalismp. 72
Net Book Agreementp. 73
Race and Racismp. 74
Reader Responsep. 74
Regional Novelp. 75
Science Fictionp. 76
Small Press Publishingp. 76
Travel Writingp. 77
Case Studiesp. 79
Case Studies in Reading Literary Textsp. 81
Nineteen-Eighty Four (1949)p. 81
The Whitsun Weddings (1964)p. 83
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)p. 85
Nights at the Circus (1984)p. 87
Money: A Suicide Note (1984)p. 90
Small Island (2004)p. 92
Case Studies in-Reading Critical/Theoretical Textsp. 94
'The Death of the Author' (1968)p. 94
'Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse' (1987)p. 97
"Sexy Greedy is the Late Eighties": Power Systems in Amis' Money and Churchill's Serious Money' (1990)p. 99
Simulations (1983)p. 100
Post-War British Fiction: Realism and After (1995)p. 102
Critical Approachesp. 105
Key Critics, Concepts and Topicsp. 107
Key Critics and Theoristsp. 108
Roland Barthesp. 108
Homi K. Bhabhap. 109
Malcolm Bradburyp. 109
Steven Connorp. 110
Jacques Derridap. 110
Frantz Fanonp. 110
Michel Foucaultp. 111
Dominic Headp. 111
Jacques Lacanp. 111
David Lodgep. 112
Paulina Palmerp. 112
Lorna Sagep. 113
Edward Saidp. 113
Gayatry Chakravorty Spivakp. 114
Randall Stevensonp. 114
Philip Tewp. 114
Patricia Waughp. 115
Raymond Williamsp. 115
Key Concepts and Topicsp. 115
Abjectionp. 115
Ambivalencep. 116
Aporiap. 116
Avant-gardep. 116
Deconstructionp. 117
Écriture Fémininep. 117
Essentialismp. 117
Grand Narrativep. 117
Gynocriticsp. 117
Hybridityp. 117
Historyp. 118
Ideologyp. 118
Intertextualityp. 118
Ironyp. 119
Mimicryp. 119
Mythp. 119
Négritudep. 120
Oedipal Crisisp. 120
Orientalismp. 120
Performativityp. 121
Phallogocentrismp. 121
Postcolonial Theoryp. 121
Powerp. 121
Semioticp. 122
Social Realismp. 122
Subalternp. 122
Symbolicp. 123
Unconsciousp. 123
Changes in Critical Responses and Approachesp. 124
Poststructuralism and Postmodernismp. 125
New Historicism and Cultural Materialismp. 131
Gender and Sexualityp. 136
Postcolonialismp. 141
Psychoanalysisp. 151
Mapping the Fieldp. 159
Issues of Gender and Sexualityp. 16l
Gender, Sexuality and Post-War Literaturep. 163
Lesbian Feminist Writingp. 168
Realism and Experimentalismp. 169
Play and Performativityp. 171
Herstoriesp. 174
Changes in the Canon: After Windrushp. 177
1950s: Caribbean Voices and Metropolitan Modernismp. 179
1960s: Commonwealth Literaturep. 182
1970s and 1980s: 'Raj Fictions' and the Radicalization of Minoritiesp. 183
Postcolonialism/Postmodernismp. 187
Cultural Hybridity and Transnational, Globalized Fictionsp. 188
Writing After the Fatwap. 191
After 9/11 and 7/7: Writing in an Age of Anxietyp. 191
Mapping the Current Critical Landscape: Theory-The Final Frontierp. 194
Literary Criticismp. 196
Theoryp. 199
Culture Warsp. 204
Appendix: Teaching, Curriculum and Learningp. 211
(Available at www.continuumbooks.com/resources/9780826495020)
Teaching Plan: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go (2005)
Teaching Plan: Poetic Canons
Teaching Plan: Jackie Kay, The Adoption Papers (2005)
Notes on Contributorsp. 213
Annotated Bibliographyp. 217
Referencesp. 223
Indexp. 239
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