Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television (1st ed. 2017)

Heading North: The North of England in Film and Television (1st ed. 2017)

By: Ewa Mazierska (editor)Hardback

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This collection presents a number of films and television programmes set in the North of England in an investigation of how northern identity imbricates with class, race, gender, rural and urban identities. Heading North considers famous screen images of the North, such as Coronation Street and Kes (1969), but the main purpose is to examine its lesser known facets. From Mitchell and Kenyon's `Factory Gate' films to recent horror series In the Flesh, the authors analyse how the dominant narrative of the North of England as an `oppressed region' subordinated to the economically and politically powerful South of England is challenged. The book discusses the relationship between the North of England and the rest of the world and should be of interest to students of British cinema and television, as well as to those broadly interested in its history and culture.

About Author

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She has published widely on European cinema, Marxism, representation of work and popular music. She is the author of From Self-Fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest (2015).


1. Chapter 1 - Introduction: Imagining the North of England, by Ewa Mazierska.- 2. Part 1: The North, History and an Archive. Chapter 2 - Knocking-off Time in the North: Images of the Working Class and History in L.S. Lowry and Mitchell and Kenyon, by Paul Dave.- 3. Chapter 3 - Mediating Northern Identities and Loyalties Through Visual Heritage: An Unfinished Journey, by Heather Norris Nicholson.- 4. Chapter 4 - To the Cheshire Station: Alan Garner and John Mackenzie's Red Shift, by Brian Baker.- Part 2: The North and the Rural and Urban Identities. Chapter 5 - Screening South Yorkshire: The Gamekeeper and Looks and Smiles, by David Forrest and Sue Vice.- Chapter 6 - Re-reading Edge of Darkness: The Power of Northernness and the `Man of Feeling', by Katharine Cockin.- Chapter 7 - Producing Habitus: ITV Soap Operas and the `Northern Powerhouse', by Peter Atkinson.- Chapter 8 - Outlaws: Race, Class and Region in Recent Northern Legal Television Drama, by Andy Willis & Shivani Pal.- 9. Chapter 9 - It's Grimm up North: Domestic Obscenity, Assimilation Anxiety and Medical Salvation in In the Flesh, by Amy C. Chambers and Hannah J. Elizabeth.- 10. Part 3: The North in a Transnational Context. Chapter 10 - Looking West, not South: The Anglo-American Films Agreement and the North on Film, 1948 to 1958, by Alan Hughes.- 11. Chapter 11 - The North and Europe in 24 Hour Party People and Control, by Ewa Mazierska and Kamila Rymajdo.- 12. Chapter 12 - From North to East: Children and the Spatial Allegory of Entrapment in Ken Loach's Kes and Csaba Bollok's Iska's Journey, by Zsolt Gyori.- 13. Chapter 13 - The (Global) Northern Working Class: Engels Revisited, by Deirdre O'Neill.

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  • ISBN13: 9783319524993
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 305
  • ID: 9783319524993
  • weight: 5157
  • ISBN10: 3319524992
  • edition: 1st ed. 2017

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