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To Be or Not to be British

Nahid Afrose Kabir

in Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

British national identity or ‘Britishness’ has been defined as possessing fluent English skills, loyalty to Britain, integration with the wider community, belief in democracy, acceptance of equal ... More


W(h)ither the Union? Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Twenty-first Century

David McCrone

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues that Britain in 1900 was neither a state nor a nation. It also claims that ‘the scale of grievances in Scotland…is simply not sufficient’ to endanger the union and ‘if anything’ ... More


Silent landscapes: rural settings, national identity and British silent cinema

Andrew Higson

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Hepworth’s scenics in the late 1890s and early 1900s to the heritage films of the last couple of decades, the representation of a particular version of traditional, rural England has been ... More


“Jolly proud you are a Britisher:” empire and identity, 1923–39

Thomas Hajkowski

in The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the key role of the BBC in fostering a culture of imperialism from the 1920s to the eve of the Second World War. The broadcast of The Four Feathers revealed several aspects of ... More


The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Thomas Hajkowski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Examining the ways in which the BBC constructed and disseminated British national identity during the second quarter of the twentieth century, this book focuses in a comprehensive way on how the BBC, ... More


The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Michael Dobson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

The century between the Restoration and David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee saw Shakespeare's promotion from the status of archaic, rustic playwright to that of England's timeless Bard, and with it the ... More


Shakespeare’s Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection

Marisa R. Cull

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716198
eISBN:
9780191784354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

This book spotlights the surprising abundance of princes of Wales—English and Welsh alike—appearing onstage in the late Tudor and early Stuart period. In drawing our attention to the oft-overlooked ... More


British landscapes in pre-Second World War film publicity

Paul Moody

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A romanticised concept of pastoral life was widely established in British culture by the start of the twentieth century, having been popularised by, amongst others, the pre-Raphaelites as an ... More


Rural imagery in Second World War British cinema

Tom Ryall

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the ways in which British/English films about the Second World War, especially those focused on the home front, have deployed the landscape imagery as an iconographic element ... More


Introduction

Janet Sorensen

in Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter considers the impact of vernacular language on eighteenth-century English readers. They were anxious to learn and master the English that was being standardized throughout ... More


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