Americanizing Britain
The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire


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Americanizing Britain
The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

by Genevieve Abravanel (Author)



ISBN: 9780199754458


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Americanizing Britain anatomizes the various ways British writers responded to the ever-increasing influence of U.S. culture on England and the rest of the world.

At the same time, British anxieties about American influence contributed to conceptions of Britain's imperial scope, and what it meant to have or be an empire. Through its treatment of a wide range of authors and cultural phenomena, the book explores how Britain reinvented itself in relation to its ideas of America, and how Britain's literary modernism developed and changed through this reinvention.


ISBN 199754454
ISBN13 9780199754458
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Format Hardback
Publication date 31/05/2012
Pages 224
Weight (grammes) 434
Published in United States
Height (mm) 236
Width (mm) 164

Series Editors' Foreword
Chapter One
Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future
Chapter Two Jazzing Britain: The Transatlantic Jazz Invasion and the Remaking of Englishness
Chapter Three
The Entertainment Empire: Britain's Hollywood between the Wars
Chapter Four
English by Example: F.R. Leavis and the Americanization of Modern England
Chapter Five
Make it Old: Inventing Englishness in Four Quartets