UPDATE: [20th] Deadline Extended: NeMLA Panel on Contemporary British Culture and Literature

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Ann McClellan
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Deadline extended for the following Boston NeMLA panel: We Love the '80s

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.

Note: Papers do not have to be specifically on the 1980s but may address
any aspect of post-imperial British culture and literature.

Send 300 word abstracts by September 20, 2008 to:

Ann McClellan: akmcclellan_at_plymouth.edu

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