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A history of British working class literature, John Goodridge, Nottingham Trent University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University

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A history of British working class literature
Title
A history of British working class literature
Statement of responsibility
John Goodridge, Nottingham Trent University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A History of British Working-Class Literature' examines the rich contributions of working-class writers in Great Britain from 1700 to the present. Since the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been recognised, but almost invariably co-opted in some ultimately distorting manner, whether as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as an aspect of the heroic workers of nineteenth- and twentieth-century radical culture. The present work contrastingly applies a wide variety of interpretive approaches to this literature. Essays on more familiar topics, such as the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are mixed with entirely new areas in the field like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and comprehensive History explores a wide range of genres such as travel writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, while covering aspects of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish culture and transatlantic perspectives
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
820.992623
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR120.L33
LC item number
H57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodridge, John
  • Keegan, Bridget
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Working class writings, English
  • Literature
  • Literature
Label
A history of British working class literature, John Goodridge, Nottingham Trent University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-454) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan -- 1. When 'Bread depends on her character': the problem of laboring-class subjectivity in the foundling hospital archive / Jennie Batchelor -- 2. 'Stirr' d up by emulation of the famous Mr Duck': laboring-class poetry in the 1730s / Jennifer Batt -- 3. The verse epistle and laboring-class literary sociability from Duck to Burns / William J. Christmas -- 4. 'But genius is the special gift of God!': the reclamation of 'natural genius' in the late eighteenth-century verses of Ann Yearsley and James Woodhouse / Steve Van-Hagen -- 5. Alexander Wilson: the rise and fall and rise of a laboring-class writer / Gerard Carruthers -- 6. Neither mute nor inglorious: Ann Yearsley and Elegy / Kerri Andrews -- 7. 'British Bards': the concept of laboring-class poetry in eighteenth-century Wales / Mary-Ann Constantine -- 8. 'Behold in these coromantees/the fate of an agonized world': Edward Rushton's transnational radicalism / Franca Dellarosa -- 9. Transnational Ulster and laboring-class self-fashioning / Jennifer Orr -- 10. Working-class poetry and the Royal Literary Fund: two case studies in patronage / Scott McEathron -- 11. The life of William Cobbett: caricature, hauntology and the impossibility of radical life writing in the romantic period / Ian Haywood -- 12. John Clare's Agrarian idyll: a confluence of pastoral and Georgic / Gary Harrison -- 13. 'And aft thy dear Doric aside I hae flung, to busk oot my sang wi' the prood Southron tongue': the antiphonal muse in Janet Hamilton's poetics / Kaye Kossick -- 14. 'The guilty game of human subjugation': religion as ideology in Thomas Cooper's The purgatory of suicides / Mike Sanders -- 15. At the margins of print: life-narratives of Victorian working-class women / Florence S. Boos -- 16. The newspaper press and the Victorian working-class poet / Kirstie Blair -- 17. Tensions, transformations and local identity: the evolving meanings of nineteenth-century Tyneside dialect songs / Rod Hermeston -- 18. On the road: all manner of tramps in English and Scottish writing from the 1880s to the 1920s / H. Gustav Klaus -- 19. Ethel Carnie Holdsworth: genre, serial fiction and popular reading patterns / Nicola Wilson -- 20. 'The young men of the nation': Alexander Baron and urban working-class masculinity / Anthony Cartwright -- 21. Kathleen Dayus: the girl from Hockley / Sharon Ouditt -- 22. 'It have a kind of communal feeling with the Working Class and the spades': Sam Selvon, Tony Harrison and 'colonization in reverse' / Jack Windle -- 23. Clannish confines: the folk, the proletariat and the people in modern Scottish literature / Corey Gibson -- 24. A critical minefield: the haunting of the Welsh working-class novel / Lisa Sheppard and Aidan Byrne -- 25. Transforming working-class writers and writing: digital editions, projects and analyses / Cole Crawford -- Afterword / Brian Maidment
Control code
973898830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 473 pages
Isbn
9781107190405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973898830
Label
A history of British working class literature, John Goodridge, Nottingham Trent University, Bridget Keegan, Creighton University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-454) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan -- 1. When 'Bread depends on her character': the problem of laboring-class subjectivity in the foundling hospital archive / Jennie Batchelor -- 2. 'Stirr' d up by emulation of the famous Mr Duck': laboring-class poetry in the 1730s / Jennifer Batt -- 3. The verse epistle and laboring-class literary sociability from Duck to Burns / William J. Christmas -- 4. 'But genius is the special gift of God!': the reclamation of 'natural genius' in the late eighteenth-century verses of Ann Yearsley and James Woodhouse / Steve Van-Hagen -- 5. Alexander Wilson: the rise and fall and rise of a laboring-class writer / Gerard Carruthers -- 6. Neither mute nor inglorious: Ann Yearsley and Elegy / Kerri Andrews -- 7. 'British Bards': the concept of laboring-class poetry in eighteenth-century Wales / Mary-Ann Constantine -- 8. 'Behold in these coromantees/the fate of an agonized world': Edward Rushton's transnational radicalism / Franca Dellarosa -- 9. Transnational Ulster and laboring-class self-fashioning / Jennifer Orr -- 10. Working-class poetry and the Royal Literary Fund: two case studies in patronage / Scott McEathron -- 11. The life of William Cobbett: caricature, hauntology and the impossibility of radical life writing in the romantic period / Ian Haywood -- 12. John Clare's Agrarian idyll: a confluence of pastoral and Georgic / Gary Harrison -- 13. 'And aft thy dear Doric aside I hae flung, to busk oot my sang wi' the prood Southron tongue': the antiphonal muse in Janet Hamilton's poetics / Kaye Kossick -- 14. 'The guilty game of human subjugation': religion as ideology in Thomas Cooper's The purgatory of suicides / Mike Sanders -- 15. At the margins of print: life-narratives of Victorian working-class women / Florence S. Boos -- 16. The newspaper press and the Victorian working-class poet / Kirstie Blair -- 17. Tensions, transformations and local identity: the evolving meanings of nineteenth-century Tyneside dialect songs / Rod Hermeston -- 18. On the road: all manner of tramps in English and Scottish writing from the 1880s to the 1920s / H. Gustav Klaus -- 19. Ethel Carnie Holdsworth: genre, serial fiction and popular reading patterns / Nicola Wilson -- 20. 'The young men of the nation': Alexander Baron and urban working-class masculinity / Anthony Cartwright -- 21. Kathleen Dayus: the girl from Hockley / Sharon Ouditt -- 22. 'It have a kind of communal feeling with the Working Class and the spades': Sam Selvon, Tony Harrison and 'colonization in reverse' / Jack Windle -- 23. Clannish confines: the folk, the proletariat and the people in modern Scottish literature / Corey Gibson -- 24. A critical minefield: the haunting of the Welsh working-class novel / Lisa Sheppard and Aidan Byrne -- 25. Transforming working-class writers and writing: digital editions, projects and analyses / Cole Crawford -- Afterword / Brian Maidment
Control code
973898830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 473 pages
Isbn
9781107190405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973898830

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