Studying British Cultures: An Introduction

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Susan Bassnett
Psychology Press, 1997 - Civilization - 202 pages
A collection of essays devoted to British Cultural Studies, covering most of the key areas in literature, language, media and culture. Bassnett provides a substantial and accessible introduction to map out the territory.'British Studies' and 'British Cultural Studies' cover a wide range of facets of contemporary Britain. Studying British Cultures: An Introduction is a unique collection of essays which examine the most significant aspects of this quickly developing area of study, analyzing the ways of teaching and reading British culture. The work covers the contemporary and key issues, including:* the terminological distinction between 'British Studies' and 'British Cultural Studies'* the problem of national cultures and identities in contemporary Britain* studying language and literature from a British Studies perspective* models for studying the historical context of the development of ideas of 'Britishness'* studying contemporary Britain overseas.The contributors are some of the key names in current debates surrounding British Studies, and Susan Bassnett holds together their work with a substantial and accessible introduction. Studying British Cultures: An Introduction will be essential reading for students and teachers concerned with the study of contemporary Britain.


But what is Cultural Studies?
Facts and meanings in British Cultural Studies
an educational perspective
Cultural Studies and foreign language teaching
Dedefining Scotland
Cymru or Wales? Explorations in a divided
A view of the present state of Irish Studies
Teaching West Indian literature in Britain
Shakespeare in quotations

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Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. She has published extensively on translation, and her best known books include Reflections on Translation (2011), Constructing Cultures written with Andre Lefevere (1996) and Post-Colonial Translation co-edited with Harish Trivedi (1999). She translates from several languages and lectures on aspects of translation all over the world.

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