609763 British and/or Postcolonial Literature: The Thatcher Years: British Literature in the 80s

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609763
British and/or Postcolonial Literature: The Thatcher Years: British Literature in the 80s
PS 2
5
every 2 weeks
each semester
English
Social and political as well as literary histories have stressed that the year 1979, when Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government came to power, marks a distinct caesura signaling the definite end of the post-war consensus. Thatcher's conviction was, in its most infamous phrasing, that "there's no such thing as society": Her politics aimed at a radical restructuring of British economy and society, causing the eruption of a range of social conflicts such as the miners' strikes, an unprecedented inner city decline, race conflicts etc. This seminar seeks to cover a range of aesthetic responses to Thatcherism.
presentation in class & term paper
We will read Martin Amis', Money: A Suicide Note (1984), David Lodge's, Nice Work (1988), Caryl Churchill's Serious Money (1987). Moreover, we will discuss Stephen Frears' film My Beautiful Laundrette (UK 1985) and Mark Herman's Brassed Off (UK/USA 1996). Further films to be discussed will be announced in the first session. Bibliographic information will be distributed in class.
Group 0
Date Time Location
Wed 2013-03-06
12.00 - 14.15 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2013-03-20
12.00 - 14.15 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2013-04-17
12.00 - 14.15 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Wed 2013-05-15
12.00 - 14.15 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2013-05-29
12.00 - 14.15 UNO Saal UNO Saal Barrier-free
Wed 2013-06-12
12.00 - 14.15 4U102a 4U102a Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2013-06-26
12.00 - 14.15 Mehrzweckraum Mehrzweckraum Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired