School of English

Literature and the Welfare State in Post-War Britain

Senate Chamber, Trent Building
Wednesday 29th June 2016 (12:00-16:30)

Nottingham Employment Exchange1How does literature register Britain’s post-war welfare capitalism? What critiques of British state welfare have been put forward by writers across genres in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries?  Can these broad questions be systematised into a coherent idea of ‘Welfare State Literature’? Centred on an invited lecture from Professor Michael Gardiner on Thatcher and the post-war consensus, this half-day workshop is dedicated to beginning a conversation on British Welfare State culture at a crucial moment of neoliberal reorganisation. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

The event is free and includes lunch and refreshments.

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Sponsored by the University of Nottingham Research Priority Area
Languages, Text and Society', the School of English, and the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture.

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