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Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary British Fiction

Imagined Identities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Fiona McCulloch
      Pages 1-17
  3. Queer Frontiers

  4. Cosmopolitan Cartographies

  5. Time-Travellers

  6. Conclusion: World Without Frontiers?

    1. Fiona McCulloch
      Pages 185-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-206

About this book


This book is a concise and engaging analysis of contemporary literature viewed through the critical lens of cosmopolitan theory. It covers a wide spectrum of issues including globalisation, cosmopolitanism, nationhood, identity, philosophical nomadism, posthumanism, climate change, devolution and love.


English literature fiction identity space time

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BradfordUK

About the authors

FIONA McCULLOCH Head of English at the University of Bradford, UK. Her publications include The Fictional Role of Childhood in Victorian and Early Twentieth-Century Children's Literature (Edwin Mellen, 2004), and Children's Literature in Context (Continuum, 2011). She is currently working on her fourth book, Mapping Scotland's Future: Devolution and Citizenship in Contemporary Young-Adult and Children's Fiction.

Bibliographic information


'This is a fresh and stimulating study which devolves contemporary British fiction in new and insightful directions.' - Aaron Kelly, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK