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    Victorian literature and postcolonial studies
    Brantlinger, Patrick, 1941-  
    Edinburgh University Press,
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    xxi, 180 p. ;
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    1 copy available in Shelved by call number, A-L 4th Floor, N-Z 3rd Floor.
    1 copy total in all locations.
    • 9780748633036
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      PR468 .I49 B73 2009 1 Book Shelved by call number, A-L 4th Floor, N-Z 3rd Floor


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9780748633036 (hardback)
0748633030 (hardback)
9780748633043 (pbk.)
0748633049 (pbk.)
Personal Author:
Brantlinger, Patrick, 1941-
Victorian literature and postcolonial studies / Patrick Brantlinger.
Publication info:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009.
Physical descrip:
xxi, 180 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-174) and index.
Exploring the terrain. Introduction : nineteenth-century literature and imperialism ; Slavery and empire in romantic and early Victorian literature ; The empire cleans up its act ; Emigration narratives ; Thrilling adventures ; Race and character ; Imperial gothic -- Debates. Imperial historiography, Marxism, and postcolonialism ; Gender, sexuality, and race ; Orientalism(s) ; "Mimicry" versus "going native" ; Can subalterns speak? -- Case studies. Homecomings ; Tennyson, Yeats, and Celticism ; Oriental desires and imperial boys : romancing India ; Imperial boys : romancing Africa ; Coda.
"This book examines the relationship between the British Empire and Victorian literature. It explains how Victorian literature both gave expression to pro-imperialist themes, and engaged with forms of opposition to the empire like abolitionism and early Indian nationalism. Victorian literature is analyzed in relation to key debates in postcolonial studies about Orientalism, race, gender, Marxism, subalterneity, imperial historiography, mimicry and representation. And there are in-depth examinations of works by major Victorian authors in an imperial context, notably those of Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Disraeli, Tennyson, Yeats, Kipling and Conrad."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject term:
English literature--19th century--History and criticism.
Subject term:
Imperialism in literature.
Subject term:
Postcolonial literary studies.

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