CFP: [Medieval] We Love the â80s: Nostalgia and Empire in Contemporary British Culture

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Ann McClellan
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North East Modern Language Association
Boston, MA
February 26-March 1, 2009

Using a cultural studies lens, this panel is interested in exploring the
dialectical role literature and popular culture played in (re)
establishing Britain's imperialist identity in a post-imperial climate.
Rather than face the consequences of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative
policies, the British culture industry chose to look back to periods of
colonial domination, power, and prestige. This panel will examine this
convergence of nostalgia, empire, and media to analyze how the
contemporary British culture industry sought to (re) articulate British
identity through the period's literature and popular culture.

Send 300 word abstracts by September 15, 2008 to:

Ann McClellan:

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