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Title: Theorizing the Middlebrow: An Interview with Nicola Humble
Authors: Humble, Nicola *
D'hoker, Elke * # ×
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Université Catholique de Louvain
Series Title: Interférences Littéraires issue:7 pages:295-265
Abstract: In this interview, Nicola Humble, author of The Feminine Middlebrow Novel (2001), discusses the concept of the middlebrow as it is used in relation to late 19th- and 20th-century literature. She identifies the middlebrow primarily as a marker of the reception of texts and authors in a given cultural system and is especially interested in the hybrid nature of middlebrow literature and in its shifting boundaries with highbrow, avant-garde literature on the one hand, and lowbrow, popular literature on the other. In the interview, Humble also addresses questions about the role of class, gender and nationality in the conceptualisation of the middlebrow and she considers the complex relation between modernism and the middlebrow. Finally, she gives an overview of recent developments in middlebrow studies and indicates future directions for research.
ISSN: 2031-2970
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Text and Interpretation, Leuven (-)
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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