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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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Chapter 34. © The Contributors and Editors.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||universities; ethos; higher education; history|
|Depositing User:||Mr Andrew Mason|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2012 01:49|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2013 01:30|
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