Working-Class Writing

Theory and Practice

  • Ben Clarke
  • Nick Hubble

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ben Clarke, Nick Hubble
    Pages 1-14
  3. Theories

  4. Practices

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About this book


This book updates our understanding of working-class fiction by focusing on its continued relevance to the social and intellectual contexts of the age of Trump and Brexit. The volume draws together new and established scholars in the field, whose intersectional analyses use postcolonial and feminist ideas, amongst others, to explore key theoretical approaches to working-class writing and discuss works by a range of authors, including Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, Jack Hilton, Mulk Raj Anand, Simon Blumenfeld, Pat Barker, Gordon Burn, and Zadie Smith. A key informing argument is not only that working-class writing shows ‘working class’ to be a diverse and dynamic rather than monolithic category, but also that a greater critical attention to class, and the working class in particular, extends both the methods and objects of literary studies. This collection will appeal to students, scholars and academics interested in working-class writing and the need to diversify the curriculum.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ben Clarke
    • 1
  • Nick Hubble
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Department of Arts and HumanitiesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK

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