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Introductions to British Literature and Culture provide practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period. Each guide includes an overview of the historical period, intellectual contexts, major genres, critical approaches and a guide to original research and resource materials in the area, enabling students to progress confidently to further study.

The guide to contemporary British literature and culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context since 1979 including:
- the cultural and intellectual background including philosophy, politics, technology and visual culture
- a wide range of major writers covering prose, poetry and theatre: e.g. Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson; Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane; Carol Ann Duffy and Paul Muldoon
- concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism
- key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present
- a chronology mapping social and political events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources

Synopsis:

A short, accessible but authoritative guide to contemporary literature and culture from 1979 to the present day.

Synopsis:

The guide to contemporary British literature and culture introduces literature and its context since 1979. It includes the work of a wide range of major novelists, poets and playwrights which includes Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson; Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane; Carol Ann Duffy and Paul Muldoon; an overview of the cultural and intellectual background including philosophy, politics, technology and visual culture; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present; a chronology mapping social and political events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resource.

About the Author


Sean Matthews is Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Social, Cultural and Intellectual Context
3. Contemporary Writing
4. Critical Approaches
5. Further Resources for Independent Study
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826489685
Author:
Matthews
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Matthews, Sean
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20150631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.36 x 1.111 in

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A short, accessible but authoritative guide to contemporary literature and culture from 1979 to the present day.

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The guide to contemporary British literature and culture introduces literature and its context since 1979. It includes the work of a wide range of major novelists, poets and playwrights which includes Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson; Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane; Carol Ann Duffy and Paul Muldoon; an overview of the cultural and intellectual background including philosophy, politics, technology and visual culture; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present; a chronology mapping social and political events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resource.
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