Re-establishing Class Privilege: The Ideological Uses of Middle and Working-Class Female Characters in Downton Abbey

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Laetitia Kevers;
  • Publisher: Institute of English Studies
  • Journal: Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies (issn: 0860-5734, eissn: 0860-5734)
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  • Subject: social class | TV series | female characters | English language | PE1-3729 | English literature | PR1-9680

This paper argues that the British period drama Downton Abbey, which aired between 2010 and 2015 and encountered worldwide success, uses working class and middle-class female characters to promote the aristocracy and conservative ideas, while hiding behind hist... View more
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