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|154522||Anthony Cartwright||2 HS||Mo 14:15 - 15:45||R. 3.208||Piskurek|
Although Anthony Cartwright is frequently hailed as "one of the best young writers in Britain today" (British
Council), and his five novels have received much acclaim, his work has not yet been widely discussed in
academia. This seminar is about to change that.
Cartwright's novels are all set in the West Midlands, more precisely the area known as the Black Country.
This is a region which has suffered severely from the decline of traditional industries, and Cartwright's
working-class characters are thus faced with the task of constantly renegotiating their region's post-industrial
identity. Whether they focus on football, xenophobia, Brexit, or/and unemployment, his texts engage with
crises of masculinity, nationality, ethnicity, generation etc. In this seminar, we will have a close look at
Cartwright's Heartland (2009), How I Killed Margaret Thatcher (2012), Iron Towns (2016), The Cut (2017),
and discuss how they help us shape our understanding of contemporary Britain.
Anthony Cartwright will visit our university in June/July, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss
his work with the writer himself.
Course requirements will be discussed in the first session.
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|2016||601, 703, 704||601, 1001||601, 701, 702, 1001||703|
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