Writing London and the Thames Estuary: 1576-2016

1576-2016
 
 
Brill Rodopi (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 21. Juni 2017
 
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  • Hardcover
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  • 216 Seiten
978-90-04-34665-9 (ISBN)
 
Writing London and the Thames Estuary is an ambitious study of place and identity which resonates deeply against the troubled politics of contemporaneity.

Drawing on a broad range of cultural materials including novels, film, theatre, tourist literature, topography, chorology and sociological writing, Len Platt traces the making of the estuary as margin by a metropolis that has been dependent on this region, sometimes for its very survival.

Drawing on writers and artists ranging from Middleton, Defoe, Pepys, Dickens, Conrad and T.S. Eliot through to such contemporary figures as Iain Sinclair, Nicola Barker, Tracy Emin and Billy Childish, Platt offers a fascinating insight into the formation of 'estuary grotesque', the social dismissal out of which post-Brexit politics have emerged to such controversy.
  • Englisch
  • Niederlande
Brill
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  • Höhe: 241 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 450 gr
978-90-04-34665-9 (9789004346659)
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Len Platt is Professor of Modern Literatures at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has published widely on modern and postmodern literary cultures. Most recently he co-edited, with Brian McHale, The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature (2016).
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Chorography-Antiquarianism and the Epistemology of Place
2 'Inconstant Rabble'-Renaissance Dramas, Queenborough, Political Imaginaries
3 War Stories, 1667-1942
4 Estuary Gothic and the Modern Metropolis
5 Estuarine Sociology and the Making of an Underclass
6 'Eating Gull since Friday'-Estuary Grotesque, Seaside Noir
7 The Estuary Writes Back
Postscript-Post Brexit
Select Bibliography
Index of People
Index of Subjects and Places
BISAC Classifikation

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