Episode 7 – Cool Britannia: How the UK became a global brand in the 90s

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James Brooke-Smith, Prof. of English and Film Studies, University of Ottawa

In the seventh episode of this 10-part series, Charlotte Kan welcomes back Professor James Brooke-Smith, a leading authority on the 90s, as well as teacher of English and Film Studies at the University of Ottawa and author of ‘Accelerate! A History of the 90s’. In this episode, they discuss the highlights of the decade, zeroing in on the UK and its role in the 1990s: Britpop, New Labour and the thriving YBA art scene are just some of the topics covered.

Recorded October 2023