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Culture and Anarchy Module Reading List

Culture and Anarchy: 1945-1968, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Tracy Hargreaves
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Culture & Anarchy 1945-1968

Semester 2 2021-2022

General Reading

Allsop, Kenneth, The Angry Decade: A Survey of the Cultural Revolt of the Nineteen-Fifties (London: Peter Owen, 1958)

Anderson, Perry, English questions (London: Verso, 1992)

Arnold, Matthew, Culture and anarchy and other writings ed. by Stefan Collini (Cambridge: CUP, 1993)

Baucom, Ian, Out of place : Englishness, empire, and the locations of identity: (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999)

Beckett, Francis and Tony Russell, 1956 : the year that changed Britain ISBN: 9781849549127 (hbk.) : £25.00 (London: Biteback, 2015)

Bentley, Nick, Radical fictions : the English novel in the 1950s (Oxford and Bern: Peter Lang, 2007)

Bergonzi, Bernard, Wartime and aftermath : English literature and its background (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

Bloom, Clive and Gary Day Literature and culture in modern Britain. Vol 3, 1956-1999 (Harlow: Longman, 2000)

Bluemel, Kristin, ed., Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011)

Bradbury, Malcolm, The modern British novel (London: Penguin, 1999)

Brook, Susan Literature and cultural criticism in the 1950s : the feeling male body (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)

Connor, Steven,The English novel in history 1950-1995 (London and New York: Routledge, 1996)

Conekin, Becky, Frank Mort and Chris Waters, ed., Moments of modernity : reconstructing Britain, 1945-1964 (London and New York: Rivers Oram Press, 1999)

Davies, Alistair and Alan Sinfield, British culture of the postwar : an introduction to literature and society, 1945-1999 (London: Routledge, 2000)

Davis, Thomas S., The The extinct scene : late modernism and everyday life ISBN: 9780231169424 (cloth ; acid-free paper); 0231169426 (cloth ; acid-free paper) (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016)

Eliot, T.S.Notes towards the definition of culture(1948) (London: Faber and Faber, 1962)

Esty, Jed A shrinking island : modernism and national culture in England (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004)

Ferrebe, Alice and Tracy Hargreaves, The yearbook of English studies. ISSN: 0306-2473: Literature of the 1950s and 1960s (London: MHRA, 2012)

Fraser, G.S., The modern writer and his world(1964, 2nd ed) (London: Deutsch, 1964)

Gervais, David, Literary Englands : versions of 'Englishness' in modern writing (Cambridge: CUP, 1993)

Gikandi, Simon, Maps of Englishness : writing identity in the culture of colonialism (New York: Columbia UP, 1996)

Hall, Simon, 1956 : the world in revolt ISBN: 9780571312320 (hardback) (London: Faber and Faber, 2016)

Hall, Stuart ‘The “First” New Left: Life and Times’ pp.11-38 in Out of apathy : voices of the New Left thirty years on : papers based on the conference organized by the Oxford University Socialist Discussion Group ed. by The Oxford University Social Discussion Group (London and New York: Verso, 1989)

Hepburn, Allan ed., Around 1945: Literature, Citizenshp, Rights (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016)

Hewison, Robert, In anger : culture in the Cold War 1945-60 (London: Methuen, 1988)

Hewison, Robert, Too much : art and society in the Sixties, 1960-75 (London: Methuen, 1986)

Hennessy, Peter, Never again : Britain 1945-51 (London: Vintage, 1993)

Hennessy, Peter, Having it so good : Britain in the fifties (London: Penguin, 2007)

 Heron, Liz, ed., Truth, dare or promise : girls growing up in the fifties (London: Virago, 1985)

Hill, John, Sex, class and realism : British cinema 1956-1963 (London: British Film Institute, 1986)

Hoggart, Richard, The Uses of Literacy (London: Chatto & Windus, 1957)

Hopkins, Harry, The new look : a social history of the forties and fifties in Britain (London: Secker and Warburg, 1963)

James, David ed., The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction Since 1945 (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

Kenner, Hugh A Sinking Island: The Modern English Writers (London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1987)

Kynaston, David, Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 (London: Bloomsbury, 2007)

Kynaston, David, Family Britain, 1951-57 David Kynaston. (London: Bloomsbury, 2010)

Kynaston, David, Modernity Britain 1957-1962 ISBN: 9781408844380 (pbk.) : £11.99; 9781620408094 (hbk.) (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

Kynaston, David, On the Cusp: Days of ’62 (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)

Laing, Stuart Representations of working-class life 1957-1964 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1986)

Lessing, Doris Walking in the Shade 1949-1962 (London : HarperCollins, 1997)

Lessing, Doris, In pursuit of the English : a documentary ISBN: 0246110422 (London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977)

Levin, Bernard, The pendulum years : Britain in the sixties: Britain and the Sixties (London: Jonathon Cape, 1970)

MacKay, Marina and Lyndsey Stonebridge, eds., British fiction after modernism : the novel at mid-century (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Mackay, Marina, Modernism and World War II ISBN: 0521872227 (hardback); 9780521872225 (hardback) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Mackay, Marina, Ian Watt: The Novel and the Wartime Critic (Oxford: OUP, 2019)

Marcus, Laura and Peter Nicholls, ed., The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature (Cambridge: CUP, 2004)

Marwick, Arthur, British society since 1945 (3rd ed) (London: Penguin, 1996)

Marwick, Arthur, The sixties : cultural revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, c. 1958-c.1974 (Oxford and New York: OUP, 1998)

Maschler, Tom, ed., Declaration (London: MacGibbon Kee, 1957)

Maslen, Elizabeth, Political and social issues in British women's fiction, 1928-1968 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

Mitford, Nancy, ‘The English Aristocracy’ Encounter. (September) 1955, 5-11

Moore-Gilbert, Bart and John Seed, ed., Cultural revolution? : the challenge of the arts in the 1960s (London: Routledge, 1992)

Morley, David, and Kuan-Hsing Chen,Stuart Hall : critical dialogues in cultural studies (London: Routledge, 1996)

Morrison, Blake, The Movement: English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980)

Owen, Sue, Re-reading Richard Hoggart : life, literature, language, education ISBN: 9781847186126 : No price; 1847186122 : No price, Education (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2008)

Owen, Sue, ed., Richard Hoggart and cultural studies ISBN: 9780230545458 (alk. paper); 0230545459 (alk. paper) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

 Plain, Gill, Literature of the 1940s [electronic resource] : war, postwar and 'peace' ISBN: 9780748689361 (e-book) :; 9780748627448 (hardback) 9780748627455 (paperback) :; 9780748631513 (webready PDF); 9780748689361 (epub) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

Rabinovitz, Rubin, The reaction against experiment in the English novel, 1950-1960 (New York: Columbia UP, 1967)

Ritchie, Harry, Success stories : literature and the media in England, 1950-1959 (London: Faber, 1988)

Sandbrook, Dominic Never Had It So Good: A History of Britain from Suez to the Beatles London: Little, Brown 2005

Sandbrook, Dominic White heat : a history of Britain in the swinging sixties London: Little, Brown 2006

Segal, Lynne ‘Look Back in Anger: Men in the Fifties’  in Male Order : unwrapping masculinity ed. by Rowena Chapman and J Rutherford (London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1988), pp. 68-96

Sinfield, Alan, Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989)

Sinfield, Alan, Society and literature : 1945-1970. (London: Methuen, 1983)

Spender, Stephen, The struggle of the modern (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1963)

Steedman, Carolyn, Landscape for a good woman : a story of two lives (London: Virago, 1986)

Stonebridge, Lyndsey, The judicial imagination : writing after Nuremberg ISBN: 9780748642359 (hbk.) : £65.00; 0748642358 (hbk.) : £65.00 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011)

Taylor, D.J., After the war : the novel and English society since 1945 (London: Flamingo, 1994)

Turner, Graham, British Cultural Studies: An Introduction 2d ed. (London: Routledge, 1996)

Wain, John, ‘The Conflict of Forms in Contemporary English Literature’ in Essays on literature and ideas. (London: Macmillan, 1963), pp.1-55

Wasson, Sara, Urban gothic of the Second World War [electronic resource] : dark London ISBN: 9780230274891 (e-book); 9780230577534 (hbk.) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Waters, Chris, ‘Englishness and the politics of nostalgia’  in After the Victorians : private conscience and public duty in modern Britain : essays in memory of John Clive ed. by Susan Pederson and Peter Mandler (London and New York: Routledge, 1994), pp209-226  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Waugh, Patricia, The harvest of the sixties : English literature and its background 1960-1990 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Weeks, Jeffrey, Sex, Politics and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800 (London: Longman, 1981)

Williams, Raymond, Culture and Society 1780-1950(1958) (New York: Columbia UP, 1983)

Williams, Raymond,The long revolution (New York: Columbia UP, 1961)

Williams, Raymond, Politics and letters : interviews with 'New Left review' (London: New Left Books, 1979)

Wills, Clair, Lovers and strangers : an immigrant history of post-war Britain ISBN: 9781846147166 (London: Allen Lane, 2017)

Wilson, Colin, The outsider (London: Gollancz, 1956)

Wilson, Elizabeth, Only halfway to paradise : women in postwar Britain 1945-1968 (London and New York: Tavistock, 1980)

British New Wave Cinema: General Reading

Ashby, Justine and Andrew Higson, ed., British cinema, past and present (London and New York: Routledge, 2000)

Durgnat, Raymond, A mirror for England : British movies from austerity to affluence (London: Faber and Faber, 1970)

Higson, Andrew, ed., Dissolving views : key writings on British cinema (London and New York: Cassell, 1996)

Higson, Andrew, ‘Space, Place, Spectacle: Landscape and Townscape in the ‘Kitchen Sink’ Film  in Higson (ed.) Dissolving views : key writings on British cinema (London and New York: Cassell, 1996), pp.133-156  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 01/05/2018) 

Hill, John, Sex, class and realism : British cinema 1956-1963 (London: BFI, 1986)

Houston, Penelope, The contemporary cinema (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963)

Murphy, Robert, Sixties British cinema (London: BFI, 1992)

Taylor, B.F., The British new wave : a certain tendency? (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006)

Noel Coward/David Lean Brief encounter [videorecording]

Aspinall, Sue, ‘Women, Realism and Reality in British Films, 1943-1955’ in James Curran and Vincent Porter, eds., British cinema history (Totowa: New Jersey, 1983)

Beauman, Nicola, A very great profession : the woman's novel 1914-39 (London: Virago, 1983)

Coward, Noel, Still Life in Collected plays : three London: Methuen 1979, pp. 337-381  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 01/05/2018) 

Dyer, Richard Brief encounter (London: BFI, 1993)

Fleishman, Avrom, Narrated films : storytelling situations in cinema history (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992)

Landy, Marcia, British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991)

Lant, Antonia, 'Processing History: The Timing of a Brief Encounter' in Blackout : reinventing women for wartime British cinema (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1991), pp.153-196  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 01/05/2018) 

Langhamer, Claire, ‘Adultery in Post-War England’ History workshop journal. 62 (2006), 86-115

Lean, David, ‘Brief Encounter’ The Penguin film review. 4, (1946) pp.27-35

Light, Alison, Forever England : femininity, literature and conservatism between the wars (London: Routledge, 1991)

Manvell, Roger, ed., Three British screen plays : "Brief encounter","Odd man out, " "Scott of the Antarctic", (London: Methuen, 1950)

Medhurst, Andy, ‘That Special Thrill: Brief Encounter, homosexuality and authorship’ Screen. 32:2 (1991), 197-208

Philips, Gene D., Beyond the epic : the life & films of David Lean (Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 2006) pp.75-100

Puckett, Kent, ‘Celia Johnson’s Face: Before and After Brief Encounter’ pp136-189 in War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945 (New York: Fordham University Press, 2017)

Silver, Alain and James Ursini, David Lean and his films (London: Leslie Frewin, 1974)

Stokes, John, ‘Out of the ordinary: exercising restraint in the post-war years’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Actress ed. by Maggie B Gale and John Stokes (Cambridge: CUP 2007), pp.116-133 

Williams, Melanie, David Lean (Manchester: MUP, 2017)


Rebecca West 'Greeenhouse with Cyclamens 1'

Cohen, Debra Rae, 'Rebecca West's Palimpsestic Praxis: Crafting the Intermodern Voice of Witness' pp.150-167 in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth Century Britain ed. by Kristin Bleuemel (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011)    

Scheweizer, Bernard, ed., Rebecca West Today: Contemporary Critical Approaches (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2006)

Stetz, Margaret D., ‘Rebecca West and the Nuremberg Trials’ Peace Review 13:2 (2001), 229-235

Stonebridge, Lyndsey,‘An Event that Did Not Become an Experience’ in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011)

West, Rebecca, 'Greenhouse with Cyclamens 1' pp 3-74 in A Train of Powder (Chicago: Ivan R Dee, 1955)    


Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) Brideshead Revisited (1945)

For some context you might find it useful to read Put Out More Flags (1942), Henry Green’s memoir, Pack my bag : a self-portrait. (1940) and Harold Acton’s Memoirs of an aesthete. ISBN: 0416074901 (1948)

Acton, Harold, Memoirs of an aesthete. ISBN: 0416074901 (1948) (London: Methuen, 1970)

Berberich, Christine, The image of the English gentleman in twentieth-century literature : Englishness and nostalgia ISBN: 9780754661269 (alk. paper); 0754661261 (alk. paper) (Hampshire: Ashgate, 2007)

Byrne, Paula, Mad world : Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead ISBN: 9780007243761 (hbk.) : £20.00; 0007243766 (hbk.) : £20.00 (London: Harper Press, 2009) 

Coffey, Laura ‘Evelyn Waugh’s Country House Trinity: Memory, History and Catholicism in Brideshead RevisitedLiterature & history. ISSN: 0306-1973 15:1 (2006), 59-73

DeCoste, Damon Marcel, ‘Waugh’s War and the Loop of History: From Put Out More Flags to Brideshead Revisited and Back Again’ Style. ISSN: 0039-4238, 34:3 (2000), 458-486

DeCoste, Damon Marcel, The vocation of Evelyn Waugh : faith and art in the post-war fiction ISBN: 9781315551739 (e-book ; PDF); 131555173X (e-book ; PDF); 9781409470847 (hardback ; alk. paper) (Oxford: Routledge, 2016) 

Eastham, Andrew, Aesthetic afterlives [electronic resource] : irony, literary modernity and the ends of beauty ISBN: 9781441130013 (e-book)  (London: Bloomsbury, 2013)

Green, Martin, Children of the sun : a narrative of 'decadence' in England after 1918 ISBN: 009461430X (London: Constable, 1977)

Harris, Alexandra, Romantic moderns : English writers, artists and the imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper ISBN: 9780500251713 (hbk.) : £19.95; 0500251711 (hbk.) : £19.95 (London: Thames and Hudson, 2010)

Johnson, Rosemary, ‘Human Tragedy, Divine Comedy: The Painfulness of Conversion in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited’ Renascence. ISSN: 0034-4346 64:2 (2012), 161-216

Kalliney, Peter Cities of affluence and anger : a literary geography of modern Englishness ISBN: 9780813925738 (hbk.); 0813925738 (hbk.); 9780813925745 (pbk.); 0813925746 (pbk.) (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2007)

Kermode, Frank ‘Mr. Waugh’s Critics’ Encounter. XV:5 (1960), 63-70

McKay, Marina, Modernism and World War II ISBN: 0521872227 (hardback); 9780521872225 (hardback) (Cambridge: CUP, 2007)

Murray, Alex, ‘Decadence Revisited: Evelyn Waugh and the Afterlife of the 1890s’ Modernism/modernity. ISSN: 1071-6068 22:3 (2015), 593-607

Waugh, Evelyn, Put Out More Flags (1942) (London: Chapman and Hall, 1967)

White, Laura, ‘The Rejection of Beauty in Waugh’s Brideshead RevisitedRenascence. ISSN: 0034-4346 58:3 (2006), 180-194


Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) The Heat of the Day (1949)

Bowen, Elizabeth People, places, things : essays ed., Allan Hepburn, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2008

Bowen, Elizabeth, 'The Demon Lover', postscript to first U.S. edition' in The mulberry tree : writings of Elizabeth Bowen ISBN: 0860685276 ed., Hermione Lee (London: Virago, 1986), pp.94-99  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Davis, Thomas S., 'Elizabeth Bowen's War Gothic' in Textual practice. ISSN: 0950-236x 27:1 (2013), 29-47

Ellmann, Maud, 'Furniture: The Death of the Heart, The Heat of the Day, and Wartime Stories' in Elizabeth Bowen : the shadow across the page ISBN: 0748617035 (Edinburgh: EUP, 2004), pp.128-175  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Faragher, Megan, ‘The form of modernist propaganda in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the DayTextual practice. ISSN: 0950-236x 27: 1 (2013), 49-68,

Hepburn, Allan, ‘Collaborations: Love and War in The Heat of the Day’ in Intrigue: Espionage and Culture (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005), pp.134-165Corcoran, Neil, Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004)

Hepburn, Allan, 'Trials and Errors: The Heat of the Day and Postwar Culpability' pp131-149 in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth Century Britained. by Kristin Bluemel, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011)

Inglesby, Elizabeth, ‘‘Expressive Objects’: Elizabeth Bowen’s Narrative Materializes’ Modern fiction studies. ISSN: 0026-7724 53:2 (2007), 306-333

Lee, Hermione, Elizabeth Bowen : an estimation ISBN: 085478344X (London: Vision, 1981)

Miller, Kristine, ‘Mobile Women in Elizabeth Bowen’s War Writing’ in British literature of the Blitz : fighting the people's war ISBN: 9780230573659 (alk. paper); 0230573657. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), pp.26-58

Parsons, Deborah, ‘Souls Astray: Elizabeth Bowen’s landscape of war’. Women : a cultural review. ISSN: 0957-4042 8:1 (1997), 24-32 1997

Piette, Adam, Imagination at war : British fiction and poetry, 1939-1945 ISBN: 0333644689 (London: Papermac, 1995)

 Rau, Petra ‘The Common Frontier: Fictions of Alterity in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day and Graham Greene’s The Ministry of FearLiterature & history. ISSN: 0306-1973 14:1 (2005), 31-55

Seiler, Clare ‘At Midcentury: Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day’. Modernism/modernity. ISSN: 1071-6068 21:1 (2014), 125-145

White, Sian and Pamela Thurschwell, ‘Introduction to Elizabeth Bowen and textual modernity’: a special issue of Textual PracticeTextual practice. ISSN: 0950-236x 27:1 (2013), 1-6


 Graham Greene (1904-1991) The third man (1949, 1950)

Evans, Peter William, ‘Heart of the Matter: the Graham Greene Films’  in Carol Reed (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2005), pp. 80-118

Greene, Graham The third man (London: Lorrimer Publishing, 1969) [complete film script] 

Gribble, Jim, ‘The Third Man: Graham Greene and Carol Reed’ Literature/Film Quarterly 26:3 (1998), 235-239

Macleod, Norman, ‘ ‘This strange, rather sad story’: The Reflexive Design of Graham Greene’s The Third ManThe Dalhousie review. 63 (1983-1984), 217-241

Man, Glen K.S., ‘Pulp Fiction and Art Film’ Literature/Film Quarterly 21:3 (1993), 171-177

Parkinson, David, Mornings in the dark : the Graham Greene film reader (Sheffield, Carcanet, 1993)

Piette, Adam, ‘The Special Relationship and the British Hypothesis’ in The literary Cold War, 1945-Vietnam ISBN: 9780748635283 (electronic bk.); 0748635289 (electronic bk.); 9780748635276 (hbk.); 0748635270 (hbk.) (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2009), pp.19-46

Sherry, Norman, The life of Graham Greene Vol. 2 1939-1955 (London: Cape, 1994)

Schwab, Ulrike, ‘Authenticity and Ethics in The Third ManLiterature/Film Quarterly 28:1 (2000), 2-6

Sinowitz, Michael, ‘Graham Greene’s and Carol Reed’s The Third Man: When a Cowboy Comes to Vienna’ Modern fiction studies.52:3 (2007), 405-433

White, Rob, The third man (London: British Film Institute, 2003)


John Braine 1922-1986 Room at the Top (1957)

Braine, John Life at the Top (London: Houghton Mifflin, 1962)

Carpenter, Humphrey, The Angry Young Men: A Literary Comedy of the 1950s (London: Allen Lane, 2002), pp.153-165

Fjågesun, Peter, ‘John Braine’s Room at the Top: the Stendahl connection’ English Studies 80:3 (1999), 247-64

Hargreaves, Tracy, ‘The Uses of Literacy, the ‘Angry Young Men’, and British New Wave Cinema’ in Richard Hoggart : culture and critique ISBN: 9781602710337 (pbk.); 1602710333 (pbk.) Michael Bailey and Mary Eagleton (Nottingham: Cultural and Communications Press, 2011), pp.108-122

Laing, Stuart, ‘Room at the Top: The Morality of Influence’ in Christopher Pawling, ed., Popular Fiction and Social Change (London: Macmillan Press, 1984), pp.157-184 

Muller, Sebastian, ‘From Angry Young Scholarship Boy to Male Role Model: The Rise of the Working-Class Hero’ pp169-189 in Stefan Horlacher ed., Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Practice (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015)

Sinyard, Neil, ‘Sex, realism and Yorkshire pudding: Some reflections on the critical response in England to Room at the TopLiterature/Film Quarterly30:2 (2002), 86-91

Wagner, Hans Peter, ‘Learning to read the female body: in the function of Manet’s Olympia in John Braine’s A Room at the TopZeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik. 42:1 (1994), 38-53


Richard Hoggart (1918-2014) The uses of literacy : aspects of working class life with special reference to publications and entertainments (1957)

Bailey, Michael and Mary Eagleton, ed., Richard Hoggart : culture and critique (Nottingham: Culture and Communications Press, 2011)

Clarke, Ben, ‘ ‘To think fearlessly’: Richard Hoggart and the Politics of the English Language’ in Sue Owen ed., Re-reading Richard Hoggart : life, literature, language, education (Newcastle: Cambridge Scolars Press, 2008) pp.43-57

Collini, Stefan, ‘Richard Hoggart: Literary Criticism and Cultural Decline in Twentieth-Century Britain’ in Sue Owen, ed., Richard Hoggart and cultural studies ISBN: 9780230545458 (alk. paper); 0230545459 (alk. paper) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp.35-56

Hall, Stuart, ‘The Uses of Literacy and the Cultural Turn’ International journal of cultural studies. 10:1 (2007), 39-49

Hoggart, Richard, Speaking to each other : essays Vol.1, About society (Vol I) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973)

Hoggart, Richard Speaking to each other : essays Vol.2, About literature (Vol II) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973)

Long, Paul, Only in the common people : the aesthetics of class in post-war Britain (Newcastle: Cambridge Scolars Press, 2008)

Owen, Sue, ed, Richard Hoggart and cultural studies (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Owen, Sue, ed., Re-reading Richard Hoggart : life, literature, language, education (Newcastle: Cambridge Scolars Press, 2008)

Owen, Sue and John Hartley, ed.,The uses of Richard Hoggart (Special Issue) International journal of cultural studies. 10:1 (2007) 

Owen, Suem ‘The Abuse of Literacy and the Feeling Heart: The Trials of Richard Hoggart’ The Cambridge quarterly. 34:2 (2005), 147-176

Steedman, Carolyn, Landscape for a good woman : a story of two lives (London: Virago, 1986)

Young, Robert, ‘Them and Us’  International journal of cultural studies. 10:1 (2007), 51-62


Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) The Time of the Angels ISBN: 0701109815 1966

Antonaccio, Maria, Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

Broackes, Justin, ed., Iris Murdoch, philosopher : a collection of essays ISBN: 9780199289905 (Oxford: OUP, 2012)

Byatt, A.S., Degrees of freedom : the novels of Iris Murdoch (London: Chatto and Windus, 1965)

Conradi, Peter J Iris Murdoch: The Saint and the Artist New York: St Martin’s Press 1986

Dooley, Gillian, ed., From a tiny corner in the house of fiction : conversations with Iris Murdoch (South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2003) 

Gerstenberger, Donna, Iris Murdoch (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1975)

Johnson, Deborah, Iris Murdoch (Brighton: Harvester, 1987)

Khalid, Farisa, ‘The Bell and The Time of the Angels: The Philosophy of Love and Virtue in Iris Murdoch’s Ecclesiastical Fiction’ Studies in the Literary Imagination 51:2 (2018) 137-156

Kane, Richard C., Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, and John Fowles : didactic demons in modern fiction (New Jersey & London: Associated University Presses, 1998)

Martin, Priscilla and Anne Rowe, ed., Iris Murdoch : a literary life (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Morley, Elaine, Iris Murdoch and Elias Canetti : intellectual allies ISBN: 9781907975745 (hbk.) : £45.00 (London: MHRA, 2013), pp.15-60   

Murdoch, Iris Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (London: Chatto & Windus, 1992)

Murdoch, Iris Sartre : romantic rationalist (London: Chatto & Windus, 1987)

Rice Jackson, Thomas, ‘Death and Love in Iris Murdoch’s The Time of the AngelsCritique : studies in contemporary fiction. ISSN: 0011-1619; 1939-9138 36:2 (1995), 130-44

Rowe, Anne and Avril Horner, ed., Iris Murdoch and morality (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

Rowe, Anne, ed., Iris Murdoch : a reassessment (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)


Tomkinson, Fiona, ‘ ‘These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruins’: Poetry, Multiplicity, and Being-Towards-Death in The Time of the Angels and A Word Child’  Studies in the Literary Imagination 51:2 (2018) 57-78


Doris Lessing 1919-2013 The Golden Notebook 1962

Arac, Jonathon, ‘The Golden Notebook: A Masterpiece Among Its Isms’ Critical Quarterly 63:1 (2021) 6-16

Arnett, James, ‘What’s Left of Feelings?  The Affective Labor of Politics in Doris Lessing’s The Golden NotebookJournal of Modern Literature 41:2 (2018), 77-95

 Bazin, Victoria, ‘Commodifying the Past: Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook as Nostalgic Narrrative’ The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 43:2 (2008), 117-131

Bentley, Nick, ‘Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook: An Experiment in Critical Fiction’ in Doris Lessing : border crossings Alice Ridout and Susan Watkins, ed., (London and New York: Continuum, 2009) pp.44-60 

Bertelsen, Eve, ed., Doris Lessing (Johannesburg: McGraw Hill, 1985)

Boone, Joseph A., ‘Sex/Race Wars on the Frontier: homosexuality and colonialism in The Golden Notebook’ in  Imperial desire : dissident sexualities and colonial literature ed. by Philip Holden and Richard J. Ruppel (London: Minnesota UP, 2003), pp.261-294

Darlington, Joseph, ‘An Education in Imperamence: Historical Intermittency and Lessing’s The Golden NotebookTextual Practice 30:5, 933-948

Draine, Betsy, ‘The Golden Notebook: The Construction of a Postmodern Order’ in Substance under pressure : artistic coherence and evolving form in the novels of Doris Lessing (Wisconsin: University of Wisonsin Press, 1983), pp.69-88

Greene, Gayle, “Women and Men in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook: Divided Selves” in The (M)other tongue : essays in feminist psychoanalytic interpretation (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1985)

Henke, Suzette “Doris Lessing’s Golden Notebook: A Paradox of Postmodern Play” in Lisa Rado (ed.)Rereading modernism : new directions in feminist criticismNew York, Garland 1994

Hargreaves, Tracy, ‘…to find a form that accommodates the mess’: truth telling from Doris Lessing to B.S. Johnson’ in The yearbook of English studies. ISSN: 0306-2473: Literature of the 1950s and 1960s ed. by Alice Ferrebe and Tracy Hargreaves (London: MHRA, 2012)

Hite, Molly, “(En)gendering Metafiction: Doris Lessing’s Rehearsals for The Golden Notebook Modern fiction studies.34:3 (1988), 481-500

Ingersoll, Earl, Putting the questions differently : interviews with Doris Lessing, 1964-1994 (London: Flamingo, 1996)

Lessing, Doris, ‘The Small Personal Voice’  in Declaration ed. by Tom Maschler (London: MacGibbon Kee, 1957), pp.13-27

Lessing, Doris, Walking in the Shade (London, Harper Collins, 1997)

Lessing, Doris, In pursuit of the English : a documentary ISBN: 0246110422 (London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977)

McCrindle Jean, “Reading The Golden Notebook in 1962” in Notebooks, memoirs, archives : reading and rereading Doris Lessing ed. by Jenny Taylor (Boston and London: Routledge and Kegan Paul,1982)

Pratt, Annis, & L.S. Dembo, Doris Lessing : critical studies (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974)

Ridout, Alice, ed., Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Ridout, Alice, ‘Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook’ Handbook of the English Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries ed. Christopher Reinfandt (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017) pp.288-302

Sage, Lorna, Doris Lessing (London: Methuen, 1983)

Schweickhart, Patrocinio, “Reading a Wordless Statement: The Structure of Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook Modern fiction studies. 31:2 (1985), 263-79

Sprague, Claire, Rereading Doris Lessing : narrative patterns of doubling and repetition (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987)

Taylor, Jenny, ‘Introduction: Situated Reading’  in Notebooks, memoirs, archives : reading and rereading Doris Lessing ed. by Jenny Taylor (Boston and London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982), pp.1-42  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Yelin, Louise, From the margins of empire : Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1998)


Muriel Spark (1918-2006) The Mandelbaum Gate (1965)

Bailey, James, ‘Repetition, boredom, despair’: Muriel Spark and the Eichmann Trial’ Holocaust Studies17:2-3 (2011) 185-206

Bold, Alan, Muriel Spark ISBN: 0416403603 (London: Methuen, 1986)

Cheyette, Bryan, Muriel Spark ISBN: 0746309074 (pbk) (Plymouth: Northcote House, 2000)

Cheyette, Bryan, ‘Writing Against Conversion: Muriel Spark the Gentile Jewess’ in Theorising Muriel Spark : gender, race, deconstruction ISBN: 9780230504264 ebk (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001) ed. by Martin McQuillan, pp.95-112

Eaglestone, Robert, ‘The Question of Evil in Post-War British Fiction’ in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: Irish and British Fiction Since 1940 (Oxford Scholarship Online, June 2018).

John Glavin, ‘The Mandelbaum Gate: Muriel Spark’s Apocalyptic Gag’ in Muriel Spark : twenty-first-century perspectives ISBN: 9780801895531 (hardcover ; acid-free paper); 0801895537 (hardcover ; acid-free paper); 9780801895548 (pbk. ; acid-free paper); 0801895545 (pbk. ; acid-free paper) ed. by David Herman, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), pp.153-172

Herman, David, ‘“A Salutary Scar”: Muriel Spark’s Desegregated Art in the Twenty-First Century’, Modern fiction studies. ISSN: 0026-7724 54:3 (2008), 473-486

Herman, David, ed., Muriel Spark : twenty-first-century perspectives ISBN: 9780801895531 (hardcover ; acid-free paper); 0801895537 (hardcover ; acid-free paper); 9780801895548 (pbk. ; acid-free paper); 0801895545 (pbk. ; acid-free paper) (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Kemp, Peter, Muriel Spark ISBN: 0236310569 (London: Elek, 1974)

McQuillan, Martin, Theorising Muriel Spark : gender, race, deconstruction ISBN: 9780230504264 ebk (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)

McQuillan, Martin, ‘Unfinished Business: Muriel Spark and Hannah Arendt in Palestine’ pp147-157 in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives ed. by Michael Gardiner et al (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2011)

Ownbey, Carolyn, ‘Jerusalem, 1961: Muriel Spark’s Cold War Intrigue’, Law and Literature 32:3 (2020) 437-455

Page, Norman, Muriel Spark ISBN: 0333469240 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1990)

Piette, Adam, ‘Muriel Spark and the Politics of the Contemporary’ ed., Michael Gardiner and Willy Maley, The Edinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark (Edinburgh: EUP, 2010) pp.52-62

Spark, Muriel, Curriculum vitae : a volume of autobiography ISBN: 9781847771025 (pbk.); 1847771025 (pbk.) (Manchester: Carcanet, 2009)

Sproxton, Judy, The women of Muriel Spark ISBN: 0312081162 (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1992)

Stanford, Derek, Muriel Spark : a biographical and critical study (Fontwell: Centaur, 1963)

Stannard, Martin, Muriel Spark : the biography ISBN: 9780753827499 (pbk.) : £10.99; 0753827492 (pbk.) : £10.99 (London: Phoenix, 2010)

Stonebridge, Lyndsey, ‘Fiction in Jerusalem: Muriel Spark’s Idiom of Judgement’ in The judicial imagination : writing after Nuremberg ISBN: 9780748642359 (hbk.) : £65.00; 0748642358 (hbk.) : £65.00 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011), pp.73-100   




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