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February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Tim Watson


February 6, 2019
8:00 pm


Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing explores the dynamic exchanges between literary writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. Culture Writing shows that the “literary turn” in anthropology took place earlier than has conventionally been assumed, in the 1950s rather than the 1970s and 80s, and occurred in the context of decolonization. Simultaneously, some literary writers reacted to the end of the period of modernist experimentation by turning to ethnographic methods for representing the people and cultural practices of Britain, France, and the United States.


About the Author

Tim Watson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami and the author of Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870 (2008).