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The crisis of capitalism in interwar Glasgow and its realistic representation

Morgan, Sylvia (2010) The crisis of capitalism in interwar Glasgow and its realistic representation. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The dissertation examines the economic and social consequences for Glasgow of the global crisis of capitalism known as the ‘Great Depression’, and how this is represented in five realist novels published during the 1930s. From a Marxist perspective it argues that the interwar era was a time of both cultural renaissance and political revolution, a liminal moment in Glasgow’s history, defining economic and social conditions in the city for most of the twentieth century. It was also a significant phase in the development of the narrative of the city, creating a new form of literary representation of Glasgow, and a new genre of urban realism in Scottish literature.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Glasgow, Glasgow Interwar, Glasgow Great Depression, Glasgow Realist Novels, Glasgow History, Glasgow Literature.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Supervisor's Name: Maver, Dr. Irene and Riach, Prof. Alan
Date of Award: 2010
Embargo Date: 8 August 2013
Depositing User: Ms Sylvia Morgan
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-2031
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:50
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2031

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