Filtered nostalgia of the 1920s: representations of the British university ideal

Mason, Andrew and Gehrmann, Richard (2012) Filtered nostalgia of the 1920s: representations of the British university ideal. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Universities may be a place of personal development where intellectual, social and spiritual growth can occur in an environment that offers social mobility, but they are also the site of idealised fictions of nostalgia. There is a practice of reinterpreting nostalgia of the British (and in particular the English) university world for a modern audience and this fictionalised English university ideal provides an instantly recognised model. Our paper will interrogate sources of this manufactured image, beginning with that defining representation of the English university of the 1920s which appears in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 34. © The Contributors and Editors.
Depositing User: Mr Andrew Mason
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2012 01:49
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: universities; ethos; higher education; history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22037

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