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Officially autonomous: anglophone literary cultures and the state since 1945

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This thesis examines the role of the modern democratic state as a sponsor of literature in the English-speaking world between 1945 and 2000. Working with, and modifying, Bourdieu's conception of the literary field, it considers the often paradoxical consequences of the state's shift from censor to guarantor in this period. Granting 'official autonomy' in this way had numerous unexpected and often fraught effects on the writers, readers and institutions that shaped the literary field. To ke...

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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University of Oxford
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St Hugh's College
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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-04-11

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