Researching Britain and Europe, then and now

Ann Marie Einhaus*

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Abstract

Writing on Britain’s relationship to Europe is of great personal importance to me. Originally from Germany, I have been living in the UK since 2007, and like many others in my position, I feel profoundly European. But as my current research constantly reminds me, close ties between European nations are by no means something we can take for granted. I have been working on literary and cultural responses to the First World War for years, and recently my work has turned to British and German magazines in the inter-war period and Second World War. The literary past of the early twentieth century thus acts as a constant reminder to me of how hard won positive European relations in the present are and how fragile trans-European collaboration is. This short chapter reflects on the parallels between the early twentieth century and the present with regard to British engagement with European cultural identity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrexit and Literature
Subtitle of host publicationCritical and Cultural Responses
EditorsRobert Eaglestone
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter15
Pages160-166
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351203180
ISBN (Print)9780815376682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2018

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