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Britain at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Broich, Ulrich & Susan Bassnett (eds.)

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ISBN 10: 9042015365 / ISBN 13: 9789042015364
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Amsterdam & New York : Rodopi , 2001. Hardbound. 271 pp. 24 cm. (European studies, ISSN 1568-1858 ; 16). Stamps. Condition : very good. ISBN 9042015365[KEYWORDS: POLITICS, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 178063

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Contemporary Britain is a country in a state of change. Britain is being transformed by the ongoing process of devolution as well as by its increasing multiethnicity. At the same time there is the - still controversial - need of forming closer ties with the European Union. In the present volume this process of change is described by a politician and by an historian.The main focus of the book, however, is, before this background, on the state of British culture and literature at the turn of the century, and it contains, among others, essays on multicultural Britain, the decline of utopian thought, the celebrity cult and the state of theory as well as on the recent "boom" of lyrical poetry and the "drama of blood and sperm". The essays were written, from different perspectives, by professors of English literature and/or culture at universities in Britain, Germany and Switzerland. The book is of interest for university and school teachers of English, for university students of English as well as for the general reader interested in the present condition of the United Kingdom.

You will find summaries of the individual essays at the beginning of each essay.Contents: Authors in this Volume. Susan BASSNETT: Introduction One: Rethinking the Victorian Age. Ulrich BROICH: Introduction Two: English Language and British Literature at the Turn of the Century. Sir Paul LEVER: Britain at the Turn of the Century. Keith ROBBINS: Devolution in Britian: Will the UK Survive? Graham HUGGAN: Virtual Multiculturalism: The Case of Contemporary Britain. Ina SCHABERT: Habeas Corpus: The Return of the Body. Elisabeth BRONFEN: Fault Lines: Catastrophe and Celebrity Culture. Valentine CUNNINGHAM: After Theory: Literary Theory in Britian Now. Christoph BODE: Liminal Projections: Utopian and Apocalyptic Visions, 1790s : 1990s. Andreas HÖFELE: Millennial Shakespeare: Profile of a Cultural Megastar. Ulrich BROICH: A Theatre of Blood and Sperm: New Trends in British Theatre. Werner von KOPPENFELS: Sad and Angry Consolation: Violence, Mourning and Memory in the Late Poetry of Ted Hughes and Geoffrey Hill. Susan BASSNETT: A Century of Editing: The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1900-1999. Index.

Inhaltsangabe: At the turn of the twenty-first century Britain is in a state of change. It is being transformed by the ongoing process of devolution as well as by its increasing multi-ethnicity. At the same time the relationship with the European Union remains controversial. This book charts these transformations in the context of the changes Britain experienced a century ago, at the turn of the twentieth century. Focusing on British politics, culture and literature the articles examine a range of topics, including models of utopian and apocalyptic thought, the contemporary celebrity cult, the state of literary theory in Britain and the recent "boom" in lyrical poetry and the "drama of blood and sperm".

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