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Is this London? Chance, crisis, aggression, weirdness and expense

Amy Sargeant

Abstract


The article discusses a number of post-millennial London narratives in print and on screen. Significantly, these use chance as a structural device, contrive chance encounters between disparate characters and/or twists of fate in individual characters' lives. It is concerned with the changing fortunes of different areas of the metropolis by way of economic and cultural capital, migration within and beyond London, immigration and shifts in generic representations of the city. Chance here designates lucky, improbable, arbitrary and coincidental occurrences: modern inflections of a mythologised metropolitan theme.

Parole chiave

Fleabag; Daphne; Capital; Brakes; NW; Portobello

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/10826

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-23963

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Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités/ Other Modernities            ISSN 2035-7680 Università degli Studi di Milano

 

UNIMI, Dipartimento di Lingue e letterature straniere

UNIMI, Dipartimento di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali

 

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