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Yutaka Okuhata

Angela Carter’s Critique of Her Contemporary World: Politics, History, and Mortality.

My thesis will investigate the relationship between Angela Carter and the historical or political events in the twentieth century, such as World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Falkland War, and Thatcherism, focusing especially on her literary responses to the issues of life, death, and survivability in the nuclear age.

In order to prove that Carter’s fundamental interest in the concept of mortality underlies her feminism, socialism, and literary works, the thesis explores the mutual “dialogues” between Carter and her contemporary world with a specific focus on her nine novels.

Supervisors: Dr Heike Bauer and Dr Joe Brooker.