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The Resource Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945, Ian Whittington

Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945, Ian Whittington

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Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945
Title
Writing the radio war
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literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945
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Ian Whittington
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Language
eng
Summary
Writing the Radio War positions the Second World War as a critical moment in the history of cultural mediation in Britain. Through chapters focusing on the middlebrow radicalism of J.B. Priestley, ground-breaking works by Louis MacNeice and James Hanley at the BBC Features Department, frontline reporting by Denis Johnston, and the emergence of a West Indian literary identity in the broadcasts of Una Marson, Writing the Radio War explores how these writers capitalised on the particularities of the sonic medium to communicate their visions of wartime and postwar Britain and its empire. By combining literary aesthetics with the acoustics of space, accent, and dialect, writers created aural communities that at times converged, and at times contended, with official wartime versions of Britain and Britishness.--
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Ian Whittington is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where he researches and teaches British and Anglophone culture, with a focus on the intersection of radio and literature in the twentieth century. His work has appeared in Modernist Cultures, Modernism/modernity, Safundi, and elsewhere. Though now often to be found listening to All Things Considered and Radiolab, he cut his teeth on As It Happens and Cross Country Checkup
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UKOUP
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Whittington, Ian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh critical studies in war and culture
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  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Politics and government
  • Radio broadcasting and war
  • Social aspects
  • War and literature
  • Great Britain
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Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945, Ian Whittington
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Previously issued in print: 2018
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Projecting Britain -- Out of the people : J.B. Priestley's broadbrow radicalism -- James Hanley and the shape of the Wartime Features Department -- To build the falling castle : Louis MacNeice and the drama of form -- Versions of neutrality : Denis Johnston's War Reports -- Calling the West Indies : Una Marson's wireless Black Atlantic -- Coda : Coronation
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on1054387308
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1 online resource (vii, 220 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781474413602
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9781474413596
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22573/ctv7j62pr
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1054387308
Label
Writing the radio war : literature, politics and the BBC, 1939-1945, Ian Whittington
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously issued in print: 2018
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Projecting Britain -- Out of the people : J.B. Priestley's broadbrow radicalism -- James Hanley and the shape of the Wartime Features Department -- To build the falling castle : Louis MacNeice and the drama of form -- Versions of neutrality : Denis Johnston's War Reports -- Calling the West Indies : Una Marson's wireless Black Atlantic -- Coda : Coronation
Control code
on1054387308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413602
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9781474413596
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7j62pr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054387308

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