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English Pasts

Essays in History and Culture

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English Pasts by Stefan Collini
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In this collection of engaging and readable essays, Stefan Collini shows how much can be gained from bringing a rigorous historical perspective to some of the most contentious issues in contemporary culture. Whether he is asking what it means to inhabit and possess a `national past', or reflecting on the role of the historian as social critic, whether he is scrutinizing the claims of Cultural Studies or challenging the assumptions about academic research whether he is pondering the future of literary biography or reassessing some of the leading minds in modern British culture, Collini writes with a rare blend of sympathy, sharpness, and wit. Explicitly addressed to the `non-specialist', these essays attempt to make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience. The book will interest (and delight) readers interested in history, literature, and contemporary cultural debate.

Author Biography

Stefan Collini is a Reader in Intellectual History and 35 Fulbrooke Road, Cambridge CB3 9EE (home)and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
360
Dimensions
138x216x20
ISBN-13
9780198207801
Product ID
1859247

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