1. The Post-Consensus Renaissance?.
2. The Novel and Cultural Life in Britain.
3. Assimilating Multiculturalism.
4. Terrorism in Transatlantic Perspective.
5. Global Futures: Novelists, Critics, Citizens.
"The first half of Head's book benefits from a tight focus on analysing the relationship between the contemporary cultural fields on England and the US, and the literary novel genre … .I particularly liked the readings Head offers of the peculiarly British sub-genre of the 'seaside novel' ". (Times Higher Education Supplement, January 2009)
- evaluates the state of the ‘serious literary’ novel and novel criticism
- prominent treatment is paid to the ‘internationalization’ of the novel in English
- offers a manifesto on contemporary fiction from an expert in this field; Dominic Head is best known for his Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950-2000: a key textbook used in contemporary fiction courses
- establishes the shared interests of contemporary theorists of the novel, cultural commentators, and novel consumers
- an ideal supplementary text for students and faculty interested in the novel and contemporary fiction