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Contemporary Women's Writing and the Media Ecologies of Neoliberal Britain.

Henesy, M., 2023. Contemporary Women's Writing and the Media Ecologies of Neoliberal Britain. In: Ensslin, A., Round, J. and Thomas, B., eds. The Routledge Companion to Literary Media. Abingdon: Routledge. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter explores how references to media in a series of twenty-first century novels by contemporary British women writers place them as ‘active agents’ within the media ecologies of neoliberal, globalised Britain. It considers how three novels, Hotel World (2001) by Ali Smith, NW (2012) by Zadie Smith, and Started Early, Took my Dog (2010) by Kate Atkinson, use references to technology, print media, television, and corporate communication in ways that enable critical commentaries of this very specific time and place. By critically discussing these forms of media and the way in which people engage with them, use them, and are impacted by them, the writers in question help to define the media environment in which they are writing. As media landscapes can evolve and change so quickly with the advent of new technologies, trends and events, these acts of recording accounts of the contemporary media ecology translates these novels into historic artefacts, allowing these environments to be remembered.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9780367635695
Number of Pages:592
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38232
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Feb 2023 16:50
Last Modified:13 Feb 2023 08:27

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