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‘Dark, mysterious, and undocumented’: the middlebrow fantasy and the fantastic middlebrow

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The concept of ‘middlebrow’ literature in the twentieth century, which received minimal critical attention from the Leavises onwards, has recently become a site of literary and sociological interest, especially regarding the interwar period. This thesis considers the ways in which a corporate middlebrow identity, amongst an intangible community of like-minded readers, was affected by a popularity of the fantastic in the 1920s and 1930s. This subgenre, which I term the ‘domestic fantastic...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
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Local pid:
ora:9088

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