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Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Author: Ian Whittington
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in war and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Writing the Radio War positions the Second World War as a critical moment in the history of cultural mediation in Britain. Through chapters focusing on the middlebrow radicalism of J.B. Priestley, ground-breaking works by Louis MacNeice and James Hanley at the BBC Features Department, frontline reporting by Denis Johnston, and the emergence of a West Indian literary identity in the broadcasts of Una Marson, Writing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whittington, Ian.
Writing the radio war.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017277646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Whittington
ISBN: 9781474444897 147444489X 9781474413602 1474413609 9781474413619 1474413617 1474413595 9781474413596
OCLC Number: 1054387308
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2018.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 220 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Projecting Britain --
Out of the people : J.B. Priestley's broadbrow radicalism --
James Hanley and the shape of the Wartime Features Department --
To build the falling castle : Louis MacNeice and the drama of form --
Versions of neutrality : Denis Johnston's War Reports --
Calling the West Indies : Una Marson's wireless Black Atlantic --
Coda : Coronation.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in war and culture.
Responsibility: Ian Whittington.


Writing the Radio War 'merges the fields of sound studies, radio studies, and Second World War literary studies through considerations of both major and marginalized figures of wartime broadcasting.  Read more...


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