I have two book chapters coming out in the next few months that explore the depiction of history through television comedy and drama.
Firstly Lauren Piko and I have a chapter titled, ‘“Thatcher’s Bloody Britain!”: Unemployment and Gender in Neoliberal Britain in The Young Ones and Men Behaving Badly’, in a collection edited by Helen Davies and Claire O’Callaghan. The collection is called Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture: Femininity, Masculinity and Recession in Film and Television and will be out through IB Tauris at the end of October.
Secondly I have a chapter titled, “Brutalised” Veterans and Tragic Anti-Heroes: Masculinity, Crime and Post-War Trauma in Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders’, in a collection put together by Michael Walsh and Andrekos Varnava. This collection, to be published in December by Routledge, is titled The Great War and the British Empire: Culture and Society.
Do pre-order these books for your institutional library. If you’re interested in specifically reading my chapters, do let me know via email.