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Postimperial Englishness in the contemporary white canon

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Building upon ‘contrapuntal’ readings of canonical fiction by white English writers, this thesis conducts a postcolonial analysis of major contemporary English novelists who are not commonly associated with issues of race, empire, and decolonisation. The three main case studies are Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Swift, and Julian Barnes, but I also discuss a range of other prominent novelists including Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel, and J.G. Ballard. Each chapter begins by challenging the dominant ...

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Edward Dodson More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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