Brexlit: British Literature and the European Project

Shaw, Kristian (2021) Brexlit: British Literature and the European Project. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350090835

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Abstract

Britain's vote to leave the European Union in the summer of 2016 came as a shock to many observers. But writers had long been exploring anxieties and fractures in British society – from Euroscepticism, to immigration, to devolution, to post-truth narratives – that came to the fore in the Brexit campaign and its aftermath.
Reading these tensions back into contemporary British writing, Kristian Shaw coins the term Brexlit to deliver the first in-depth study of how writers engaged with these issues before and after the referendum result. Examining the work of over a hundred British authors, including Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ali Smith, as well as popular fiction by Andrew Marr and Stanley Johnson, Brexlit explores how a new and urgent genre of post-Brexit fiction is beginning to emerge.

Keywords:Brexit referendum, European Union, European Union law, British Politics, British Literature, Twenty-first century fiction
Subjects:R European Languages, Literature and related subjects > R990 European Languages, Literature and related subjects not elsewhere classified
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
M Law > M120 European Union Law
L Social studies > L113 Economic Policy
L Social studies > L241 European Union Politics
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q321 English Literature by period
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
ID Code:48412
Deposited On:31 Mar 2022 09:42

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