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SSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, Identity

3 Credits

England ruled the world, until it didn’t. An idea of nationhood that began with Merlin and Arthur survives almost unrecognizably in a post-imperial, multiethnic Britain, a federation on the verge of dissolution. This course examines English identity and culture through myth and legend, popular culture and historical narrative, touching on questions of identity, ethnicity, politics, style, nostalgia, class, language and representation.