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Around 1945 : literature, citizenship, rights

Author: Allan Hepburn
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Around 1945 examines an issue that preoccupied social and political thinkers at mid-century and that has resonance still: Who is a citizen and on what grounds is citizenship defined? The volume attempts to articulate some of the complexities that inform the relation between citizenship and human rights in light of a reconsideration of citizenship and rights that occurred in the postwar era. Literary texts and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Around 1945
(CaOONL)2016900239X
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Hepburn
ISBN: 9780773547315 0773547312 9780773547322 0773547320
OCLC Number: 932386912
Notes: "The essays in this collection derive from a two-day colloquium, entitled "Literature, Citizenship, Rights," held at McGill University on 21 22 August 2014. That event was made possible by generous support from a Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC) research grant dedicated to research on the novel."--Acknowledgments.
Description: x, 313 pages : illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Citizens ; Citizenship and the English Novel in 1945 / Marina MacKay ; "A Rather Ungoverned Bringing Up": Postwar Resistance and Displacement in The World My Wilderness / Ian Whittington ; Not of National Importance: Sylvia Townsend Warner, Women's Work, and the Mid-Century Historical Novel / Melanie Micir ; Citizens of World Photography / Emily Hyde --
Part Two: Violations ; The Human and the Citizen in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent / Janice Ho ; Interventions: Haiti, Humanitarianism, and The Girls of Slender Means / Allan Hepburn ; Torture, Text, Human Rights: Beckett's Comment c'est/How It is and the Algerian War / Adam Piette ; Fictions of the Human in Postwar Japan / Claire Seiler --
Part Three: Rights ; Human Rights and Postwar Internationalism in The Third Man / Mitchell C. Brown ; Loving Revolutions: Reading Mixed Race at Mid-Century / Nadine Attewell ; Confessional Fictions: Truth and Reconciliation in the Cold War / Peter Kalliney ; Writing Like a State: On Caryl Phillips's Foreigners / Matthew Hart.
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"Around 1945 is an exceptionally strong and carefully curated set of essays that will have a very receptive audience among scholars of modern and contemporary literature and culture." - Thomas Davis, Read more...

 
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