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Victorian Bodies, Citizens of Everywhere

Rana Mitter talks about Victorian bodies with Kathryn Hughes and explores the Citizens of Everywhere arts project with poet and New Generation Thinker Sandeep Parmar.

Rana Mitter talks Victorian bodies with Kathryn Hughes from Darwin's beard to whether George Eliot had milkmaid's hands. Stanley Price explains how James Joyce and Italo Svevo forged a firm friendship when they met in Trieste. Poet and New Generation Thinker Sandeep Parmar and writer Lauren Elkin discuss the Citizens of Everywhere art project which will see commissioned writing, art, workshops in schools and debates exploring the idea of citizenship in a globalised world.

Kathryn Hughes latest book is called Victorians Undone.

Stanley Price has written James Joyce and Italo Svevo: The Story of a Friendship

Producer: Torquil MacLeod.

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Top 20 Academic Books that Shaped Modern Britain

  • A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking

  • Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain (2013) by Matthew J Goodwin and Robert Ford         

  • Ways of Seeing (1972) by John Berger

  • Gender Trouble (1990) by Judith Butler

  • The Selfish Gene (1976) by Richard Dawkins

  • Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution (1885) by A.V. Dicey

  • Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain (1984) by Peter Fryer         

  • The Double Helix (1968) by James Watson

  • The Invention of Tradition (1983) by Eric Hobsbawm

  • The Making of the English Working Class (1963) by E.P. Thompson

  • Purity and Danger (1966) by Mary Douglas

  • The Uses of Literacy (1957) by Richard Hoggart

  • Poverty in the United Kingdom (1979) by Peter Townsend

  • Orientalism (1978) by Edward Said

  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936) by John Maynard Keynes

  • The Female Eunuch   (1970) by Germaine Greer

  • Modern Ireland 1600-1972 (1990) by R.F. Foster

  • The English and their History (2014) by Robert Tombs       

  • The Road to Serfdom (1994)  by Friedrich Hayek

  • The Scottish Nation (1999) by Tom Devine

As chosen by leading British academics ahead of Academic Book Week (23-28 January 2017).

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Kathryn Hughes
Interviewed Guest Stanley Price
Interviewed Guest Sandeep Parmar
Interviewed Guest Lauren Elkin
Interviewed Guest James Rivington
Producer Torquil MacLeod

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