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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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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' authors imagine and shape the nation, providing an innovative approach to literary negotiations of cultural identity.
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Habermann, Ina, 1965-
Myth, memory and the middlebrow.
Basingstoke [U.K.] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010004779
(OCoLC)503655324
Named Person: J B Priestley; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; J B Priestley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ina Habermann
ISBN: 9780230277496 0230277497
OCLC Number: 682614077
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Part I: Introduction: Englishness as a Symbolic Form; 1 Identity: Englishness and the Reconfiguration of the Nation; 2 Myth: Ideologies, Symbolic Forms and the 'Mythical Present'; 3 Memory: Shaping the Present out of the Past; 4 Media: Challenging Modernism --
the 'Middlebrow' and Memodrama; Part II: J.B. Priestley: Shaping Communities; 5 Steak-and-Kidney Pie in the Land of Cockaigne; 6 English Journeys; 7 Addressing the People; Part III: Daphne du Maurier: (De- )Familiarizing the Nation; 8 Dreamtime in Cornwall; 9 From Gothic to Memodrama.
Responsibility: Ina Habermann.
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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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