File spoon-archives/postcolonial.archive/postcolonial_2002/postcolonial.0207, message 67


Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 08:06:40 -0700
Subject: Re: London calling


will you include films? if so, My Beautiful Laundrette (though now rather old) is
a phenominal example.
susanna

www.circa1973.com

dpetrag-AT-emory.edu wrote:

> Quoting LiamConnell <L.Connell-AT-herts.ac.uk>:
>
> > This is really an amazingly large area - it might help people to help you
> > if you could be more specific about what you are looking for.
> >
> > Liam
>
> Fair enough.  I'm looking for essays that either enshrine a particular _idea_
> of London / England or challenge its authority as an idea.  Egs. of novels that
> do that would be Naipaul's _Half a Life_, Smith's _White Teeth_, lots of
> Kureishi's work, plays such as _East is East_ which conjure up a London or
> England _other_ than the dominant received ideas of them.  Essays would include
> Kincaid's "On Seeing England for the First Time."  I'm broadly interested in
> teaching a class on the idea of London/England, and am grateful for any
> suggestions.  Thanks in advance, Deepika
> >
> > At 03:38 27/07/02 -0400, you wrote:
> > >dear folks,
> > >i'm looking for essays on london and/or england.  i'd be v. grateful for
> > your
> > >suggestions.
> > >Best,
> > >deepika
>
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