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The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

The Journalist in British Fiction and Film

Guarding the Guardians from 1900 to the Present

  • Author: Sarah Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 147422055X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939

The Interwar Period

  • Author: Catherine Clay
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474412548
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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A fresh perspective on the hugely successful Latin American films released at the turn of the 21st century

Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900

Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900

The Changing Enemy

  • Author: Oliver Buckton
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498504841
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 364
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Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900: The Changing Enemy explores the key role of the spy novel and film in twentieth and twenty-first century British culture, discussing their origins, literary and political significance, and central authors of the genre. This book examines the intimate connections between the fictional treatment of espionage and the historical developments of intelligence operations, an invaluable resource at linking the portrayal of espionage in both fiction and film to the changing geopolitical realities of the modern era.

Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britain

Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britain

  • Author: Barbara Korte,Frédéric Regard
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 311036574X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century's advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations of poverty and important earlier narratives that have retained significant relevance today. The book's contributions discuss the representation of social suffering with attention to agencies of enunciation, ethical implications of 'voice' and 'listening', limits of narratability, the pitfalls of sensationalism, voyeurism and sentimentalism, potentials and restrictions inherent in specific representational techniques, modes and genres; cultural markets for poverty and precarity. Overall, the book suggests that analysis of poverty narratives requires an intersection of theoretical reflection and a close reading of texts.

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945

Volume Eight

  • Author: M. Joannou
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137292172
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Home, Identity, and Mobility in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction

Home, Identity, and Mobility in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction

  • Author: Jopi Nyman
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042026901
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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This innovative volume discusses the significance of home and global mobility in contemporary diasporic fiction written in English. Through analyses of central diasporic and migrant writers in the United Kingdom and the United States, the timely volume exposes the importance of home and its reconstruction in diasporic literature in the era of globalization and increasing transnational mobility. Through wide-ranging case studies dealing with a variety of black British and ethnic American writers,Home, Identity, and Mobility in Contemporary Diasporic Fiction shows how new identities and homes are constructed in the migrants' new homelands. The volume examines how diasporic novels inscribe hybridity and multiplicity in formerly uniform spaces and subvert traditional understandings of nation, citizenship, and history. Particular emphasis is on the ways in which diasporic fictions appropriate and transform traditional literary genres such as theBildungsroman and the picaresque to explore the questions of migration and transformation. The authors discussed include Caryl Phillips, Jamal Mahjoub, Mike Phillips, Hari Kunzru, Kamila Shamsie, Benjamin Zephaniah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Cynthia Kadohata, Ana Castillo, Diana Abu-Jaber, and Bharati Mukherjee. The volume is of particular interest to all scholars and students of post-colonial and ethnic literatures in English.

New Chinese Cinema

New Chinese Cinema

Challenging Representations

  • Author: Sheila Cornelius,Ian Haydn Smith
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • ISBN: 9781903364130
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 133
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New Chinese Cinema: Challenging Representations examines the 'search for roots' films that emerged from China in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. The authors contextualise the films of the so-called Fifth Generation directors who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s such as Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Including close analysis of such pivotal films as Farewell My Concubine, Raise the Red Lantern and The Blue Kite, the book also examines the rise of contemporary Sixth Generation underground directors whose themes embrace the disaffection of urban youth.

Critical Perspectives on Sam Selvon

Critical Perspectives on Sam Selvon

  • Author: Susheila Nasta
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780894102387
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 285
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This groundbreaking study of prolific Trinidadian writer Sam Selvon includes background essays, interviews with Selvon, and critical assessments of his ten novels and collected short stories. An extensive bibliography and notes on the contributors are included. In addition to Sam Selvon, the contributors to the work include Whitney Balliett, Harold Barratt, Edward Baugh, Frank Birbalsingh, E.K. Brathwaite, Edith Efron, Michel Fabre, Anson Gonzalez, Louis James, George Lamming, Bruce F. Macdonald, Peter Nazareth, V.S. Naipaul, Sandra Paquet, Jeremy Poynting, Isabel Quigley, Kenneth Ramchand, Eric Roach, Gordon Rohlehr, Andrew Salkey, Clancy Sigal, Derek Walcott, Edward Wilson, and Francis Wyndham

Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siècle

Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siècle

Making a Name for Herself

  • Author: F. Gray
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137001305
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 271
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As the nineteenth-century drew to a close, women became more numerous and prominent in British journalism. This book offers a fascinating introduction to the work lives of twelve such journalists, and each essay examines the career, writing and strategic choices of women battling against the odds to secure recognition in a male-dominated society.

The 1980s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction

The 1980s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction

  • Author: Philip Tew,Emily Horton,Leigh Wilson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441168532
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1980s shape contemporary British fiction? Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail. Drawing on the rise of individualism and the birth of neo-liberalism, contributors reflect on the tense relations between 1980s politics and realism, and between elegy and satire. Noting the creation of a 'heritage industry' during the decade, the rise of the historical novel is also considered against broader cultural changes. Viewed from the perspective of more recent theorisations of crisis following both 9/11 and the 21st-century financial crash, this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises.