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Romantic literature and postcolonial studies

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Demonstrates the importance of postcolonial approaches to understanding the literature of the period 1787-1833 Arguing that literature of the Romantic period must be understood in the context of British colonial expansion and imperial rule, this text surveys Romantic literature's role in consolidating Britain as the centre of empire. It highlights the ways in which the expanding print market served readers eager to learn about the wider world: Romantic poetry and travel writing, for example, went hand in hand. Elizabeth Bohls shows that while Exoticism and Orientalism help us understand colonial discourses and imperial ideologies, texts not overtly concerned with the exotic, like Wordsworth's and Austen's, also engage the historical problematic of empire. Key Features Covers travel writing, slave narratives, political prose as well as novels & poetry Reads canonical materials (Coleridge, Austen, Scott, Shelley, etc.) in new ways Wide coverage: the Romantic Geographies chapter treats travel in the Pacific, Canada/North America, the Caribbean, Africa and India, while the Romantic Orientalism chapter treats writings on India

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Author(s):
Bohls, Elizabeth A.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748641998
ISBN-13:
9780748641994
Number of pages:
206
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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Demonstrates the importance of postcolonial approaches to understanding the literature of the period 1787-1833 Arguing that literature of the Romantic period must be understood in the context of British colonial expansion and imperial rule, this text surveys Romantic literature's role in consolidating Britain as the centre of empire. It highlights the ways in which the expanding print market served readers eager to learn about the wider world: Romantic poetry and travel writing, for example, went hand in hand. Elizabeth Bohls shows that while Exoticism and Orientalism help us understand colonial discourses and imperial ideologies, texts not overtly concerned with the exotic, like Wordsworth's and Austen's, also engage the historical problematic of empire. Key Features Covers travel writing, slave narratives, political prose as well as novels & poetry Reads canonical materials (Coleridge, Austen, Scott, Shelley, etc.) in new ways Wide coverage: the Romantic Geographies chapter treats travel in the Pacific, Canada/North America, the Caribbean, Africa and India, while the Romantic Orientalism chapter treats writings on India

Author(s):
Bohls, Elizabeth A.
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748641998
ISBN-13:
9780748641994
Number of pages:
206
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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