Working-class nostalgia

The first time I presented a paper at an academic conference, I was accused of being nostalgic. My mistake, as my fellow academic pointed out, was that in my bid to find some value in working-class occupational cultures I was guilty of backward looking romanticism. It wasn’t meant to be constructive criticism, but over the […]

via Working-Class Nostalgia — Working-Class Perspectives


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Richard Bromhall

Richard is a PhD Candidate in English at Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on social class in British fiction after the financial crisis of 2008, which he hopes to complete at the end of 2018. He is also interested in social movements and activism, co-organising the Journey to Justice: Nottingham exhibition in April 2017 and the co-organiser of Movements, a one-day interdisciplinary conference at Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, scheduled for early July 2018. Richard is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.

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