Literature and nationalism

Ivic, C (2016) 'Literature and nationalism.' In: Stone, J, Rutledge, D.M, Rizova, P.S, Smith, A.D and Hou, X, eds. The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. Wiley, London, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781405189781

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Literature has long played a crucial role in constructing and disseminating what Benedict Anderson terms “imagined communities.” The invention of an English sense of national identity emerged in full in the Elizabethan period. The early modern period is a rich site for the study of literature and nationalism not only because this period witnessed profound and contested articulations of the political nation, but also because it bears witness to the ways in which nationalism is underpinned by a variety of cultural discourses, including class, gender, race, and religion.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: community; identity; nationalism; patriotism; race
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
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Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 14:00
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 15:36
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