Post-War Broadcast Drama

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    Abstract

    This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernisation that characterise the beginning of the period. At the same time, it attends analytically to the more profound patterns of continuity and development which avant-garde tendencies characteristically underplay.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature
    EditorsLaura Marcus, Peter Nicholls
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages474-493
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781139053884
    ISBN (Print)9781107609488, 9780521820776
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameThe New Cambridge History of English Literature
    PublisherCambridge University Press

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    Williams, K. (2004). Post-War Broadcast Drama. In L. Marcus, & P. Nicholls (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (pp. 474-493). (The New Cambridge History of English Literature). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521820776.028