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Publishing and Power: Black and Asian Literary Networks in the UK (EASM169)

30 credits

This team taught module explores the practices and politics of black and Asian British publishing from the early twentieth century to present, moving across the influential networks formed through the BBC’s Caribbean Voices (1943-1958), to the critical space in print established by radical publishers of the 1960s, to the emergence of post-millennial literary initiatives. Asking questions about ownership, community, and aesthetics while studying publishing, marketing, and distribution strategies, this module pioneers a critical and applicable approach to publishing studies. Through this, it draws attention to the crucial role that institutions and individuals play in shifting structures of cultural value and knowledge production.