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Postmillennial Trends in Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media

The book offers a collection of papers that draw on contemporary developments in cultural studies in their discussions of postmillennial trends in works of Anglophone literature and media. The first section of the book, “Addressing the Theories of a New Cultural Paradigm”, comprises ten essays that present, respectively, performatist, metamodernist, digimodernist, and hypomodernist readings of selected texts in order to test the usefulness of recent theories in explorations of the new paradigm in literary, media and food studies. The papers cover a wide variety of genres, including the novel, the film, the documentary, the cookbook, the food magazine, and the food commercial, and present a number of themes which shed light on the nature of the new paradigm. The second part of the volume, “Mapping the Dynamics of a New Sensibility”, offers a wider perspective and presents seven papers that search for evidence of a new sensibility in selected examples of postmillennial texts. These contributions move beyond the frameworks of the theories explored in the first part in order to offer new perspectives in the contributors’ respective fields of interest.

Soňa Šnircová is Associate Professor in Literary Studies in the Department of British and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Slovakia. She is the author of Girlhood in British Coming-of-Age Novels: The Bildungsroman Heroine Revisited (2017), Feminist Aspects of Angela Carter’s Grotesque (2012), and Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism: Five Modern Literary Texts in Contexts (2015), and co-editor (with Milena Kostić) of Growing up a Woman: The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development (2015). Her academic interests include the theory of the grotesque, British women’s literature, contemporary transformations of the female Bildungsroman, feminism and postfeminism.

Slávka Tomaščíková is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the Department of British and American Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia. Her current research focuses on food narratives in media discourses, and she teaches courses in British studies and the interpretation of media texts. She has edited and co-edited eight books, authored a book and a textbook, and published more than 50 chapters and articles in books, academic journals and conference proceedings.

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ISBN: 1-5275-2709-3

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-2709-6

Release Date: 12th February 2019

Pages: 353

Price: £64.99