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Gilded Youth

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Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion, and the British Public School

By: James Brooke-Smith


Podcast Interview

Listen to James discuss Gilded Youth on the SHCY podcast, here. He is interviewed by Frans de Bruyn, a professor from the University of Ottawa who was President of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS) from 2003 to 2006 and Secretary-Treasurer in 2000-2003. He served as President of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS) in 2011 and 2012. Frans remains an active member of both these scholarly societies. You can listen to other episodes of the SHCY podcast by visiting the podcast website, or you can subscribe on Google Play and iTunes.


James Brooke-Smith, Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School (Reaktion Books, 2019) has been widely reviewed in popular media including Open Letters ReviewThe Wall Street JournalThe GuardianSpectatorBooks in the Media, Financial TimesCatholic Herald.  We refer you to the above links to these reviews that testify to the book’s literary strengths and evocative character.


About James Brooke-SmithJames Brooke-Smith

James Brooke-Smith an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Ottawa and the author of Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion, and the British Public School (Reaktion, 2019). In addition to numerous scholarly articles, his writing has appeared in AeonLiterary HubPublic Books, and the Times Literary Supplement.


This post is part of the SHCY Featured Books series, in which SHCY members provide written contributions on various academic topics pertaining to the history of childhood and youth.

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