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By Allan Hepburn

ISBN-10: 0773547312

ISBN-13: 9780773547315

ISBN-10: 0773547320

ISBN-13: 9780773547322

close to the tip of the second one international battle, new principles approximately citizenship, nationwide identification, belonging, and rights emerged because the atrocities of the conflict – coupled with the losing of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – spurred writers and electorate all over the world to consider their duties to their fellow man.

Covering British authors and modern fiction by way of migrant writers publishing at mid-century, in addition to a few images from the period, round 1945 is a suite of essays that unearths how literary texts and cultural occasions modeled human rights matters comparable to dignity, freedom, sovereignty, and accountability. Unified by way of an research of the human and cultural facets of common rights, those essays convey that British writers established the parameters of citizenship and rights in novelistic shape. through imagining tasks and rights of electorate in hypothetical contexts, those novels extended at the legislated entitlements and duties that make up civic and human identification. To today the repercussions of 1945 proceed to spread in tales approximately statehood, refugees, humanitarianism, displacement, and nationwide belonging. whilst, novels proceed to visualize the human individual, equivalent in rights and dignity prior to the legislation, but usually compromised through the political exigencies of geographical regions that don't realize criminal, political, or human rights.

Tracing the rippling effects of the second one international struggle from 1945 throughout the chilly battle and into the current, round 1945 is an awfully wealthy quantity that might regulate our belief of pre- and post-war British literature.

Contributors contain Nadine Attewell (McMaster), Mitchell C. Brown (Dalhousie), Matthew Hart (Columbia), Janice Ho (Colorado), Emily Hyde (Rowan), Peter Kalliney (Kentucky), Marina MacKay (Oxford), Melanie Micir (Washington, St. Louis), Adam Piette (Sheffield) Claire Seiler (Dickinson College), and Ian Whittington (Mississippi).

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