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Revolution, Evolution and Endurance in Anglophone Literature and Culture


Edited By Małgorzata Martynuska and Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko

The essays collected in this book examine different aspects of change in literature and culture of the Anglophone world. The contributors analyse literary theory as well as individual literary works ranging from John Dryden’s poetry, through the 18th-century English novel, to the 20th-century drama and prose. The contributions also focus on visual arts and film, the socio-political context, and concern various aspects of British and American history, culture and economy.

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U-Turn if You Want to – on the Revolutionarily Evolutionary Nature of Britain (Ian Upchurch)


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Ian Upchurch

U-Turn if You Want to – on the Revolutionarily Evolutionary Nature of Britain

Abstract: The paper focuses on the interplay between evolution and revolution in British history and culture, with particular reference drawn to the Civil War and the Glorious Revolution, the scientific revolution in Newton’s time, scientific revolutions in evolution theory, the recent history of devolution in government and the Scottish independence movement, and finally attitudes to the EU membership.


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