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Myth, memory and the middlebrow : Priestley, du Maurier and the symbolic form of Englishness

Author: Ina Habermann
Publisher: Basingstoke [U.K.] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Globalization, devolution and the challenges of a postcolonial and multicultural society have fuelled the debate about national identity in Britain in recent years. Notions of individual and collective identity have revolved around a number of stereotypes of ̀Britishness' or ̀Englishness' which appear ever more incongruous. This study suggests that these debates still draw on discourses of Englishness which were
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Habermann, Ina, 1965-
Myth, memory and the middlebrow.
Basingstoke [U.K.] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)777924009
Named Person: J B Priestley; Daphne Du Maurier; John B Priestley; Daphne Du Maurier; John Boynton Priestley; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; J B Priestley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ina Habermann
ISBN: 9780230241367 0230241360
OCLC Number: 503655324
Description: ix, 242 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements PART I: INTRODUCTION: ENGLISHNESS AS A SYMBOLIC FORM Identity: Englishness and the Reconfiguration of the Nation Myth: Ideology, Symbolic Forms and the 'mythical present' Memory: Shaping the Present out of the Past Media: Challenging Modernism: the 'middlebrow' and Memodrama PART II: J.B. PRIESTLEY: SHAPING COMMUNITIES Steak-and-Kidney Pie in the Land of Cockaigne English Journeys Addressing the People PART III: DAPHNE DU MAURIER: (DE-)FAMILIARIZING THE NATION English Dreamtime in Cornwall From Gothic to Memodrama The Skeleton in the Cupboard Notes Index
Responsibility: Ina Habermann.

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This study explores Englishness as a 'symbolic form' from the 1920s to the 1940s. Two case studies, focused on J.B. Priestley and Daphne du Maurier, explore crucial ways in which popular 'middlebrow'  Read more...

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'Habermann's readings, depth and detail...are astute and admirably contextualized.' - Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

 
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