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Looking North : Northern England and the National Imagination - David Russell

Looking North

Northern England and the National Imagination

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Investigating areas as diverse as travel literature, fiction, dialect, the stage, radio, television, feature film, music and sport, this book assesses the portrayal of the North of England within the national culture and how this has impacted upon attitudes to the region and its place within notions of Englishness. The relationship between these cultural forms and the construction of regional identity has received only limited consideration and this fascinating work provides not only much new information, but also a map for future writers. The North, although seen ultimately as other and the subject of much critical comment, is also shown here as capable of stimulating the creative imagination and invigorating English culture in sometimes surprising ways.

Introduction
Defining the North
Discovering the North
Writing the North
Speaking the North
Staging the North
Screening the North
Singing the North
Playing the North
The North in the National Imagination
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ISBN: 9780719051784
ISBN-10: 0719051789
Series: Studies in Popular Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.5