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Myth, Memory and the Middlebrow

Priestley, du Maurier and the Symbolic Form of Englishness

Authors: Habermann, I.

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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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INA HABERMANN is Professor of English at the University of Basel and Director of the Centre of Competence Cultural Topographies founded in 2009. She teaches English literature and culture since the Renaissance and is the author of a study on early modern drama and the law entitled Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England (2003).

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


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Identity: Englishness and the Reconfiguration of the Nation

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 3-8

  • Myth: Ideologies, Symbolic Forms and the ‘Mythical Present’

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 9-25

  • Memory: Shaping the Present out of the Past

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 26-30

  • Media: Challenging Modernism — the ‘Middlebrow’ and Memodrama

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 31-42

  • Steak-and-Kidney Pie in the Land of Cockaigne

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 45-60

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-24136-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myth, Memory and the Middlebrow
Book Subtitle
Priestley, du Maurier and the Symbolic Form of Englishness
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27749-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230277496
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24136-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 242
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