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On White Men and Burdens: The Arts Council and Black British Writing

Asha Rogers

in State Sponsored Literature: Britain and Cultural Diversity after 1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198857761
eISBN:
9780191890383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how the postcolonial diasporas migrating to Britain after 1945 determined the policies, practices and priorities of the state. In the 1980s, national arts policy was shaped by ... More


A Transnational Poetics

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous, “stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But this book uncovers the ... More


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