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Galland, Georgian Theatre, and the Creation of Popular Orientalism

Bridget Orr

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter surveys the mostly “illegitimate” theatrical forms in which The Thousand and One Nights appeared on stage between 1707 and c.1830, arguing that these dramas of state, farces, burlettas, ... More


The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More


Coleridge and the Oriental Tale

Tim Fulford

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that, contra the verdict of Edward Said in Orientalism, English writers—the Romantics at least—did not treat the Arabian Nights as mere children's stories or sources of exotic ... More


Under the Spell of Magic: The Oriental Tale in Rimsky‐Korsakov's Sheherazade

Nasser Al‐Taee

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade to Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale. It discusses issues concerning ... More


Introduction

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Over a period of some ... More


William Beckford's Vathek and the Uses of Oriental Re‐enactment *

Donna Landry

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

In its perverse quotation and transfiguration of Orientalist tropes, William Beckford's Vathek (1786, 1816) is both reiterative and strangely personal. The text owes more to the Arabian Nights ... More


Byron's Don Juan

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Byron's great poem is shown to owe large and partly unrecognized debts to Italian romance epic and to mock epic, including that of Wieland, and also to the Italian verse‐tales of the Abbate Casti. ... More


The Fairy Way of Writing: Wieland

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Christoph Martin Wieland, often called the German Voltaire, wrote a succession of humorous and erotic verse narratives, culminating in Oberon (1780). The literary and theatrical genres—Italian ... More


A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

A Taste for China offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of ... More


Introduction Writing China into the English Self

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Provides an overview of the book’s argument and defines key terms—including China, chinoiserie, orientalism, and prehistory—in the context of a literary critical framework.


How Chinese Things Became Oriental

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the mid-eighteenth century, a series of literary debates over English aesthetics disrupts the intimate relationship between English identity and Chinese things established by earlier literature. ... More


Disenchanting ChinaOrientalism and the English Novel

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

in A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

In the late eighteenth century, the “realistic novel” claims to represent English life more accurately than other forms of fiction. It makes this claim by systematically disavowing the enthrallment ... More


Blake and Romantic Imperialism

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's relationship to the cultural politics of imperialism emergent in both hegemonic 1790s radicalism and Wordsworthian romanticism. It analyzes Blake's position on ... More


Between ‘Oriental’ and ‘Blacks So Called’, 1688–1788

Felicity A. Nussbaum

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses postcolonial theory in its application to 18th-century British literature, which usually separates ‘Orientals’ and ‘Blacks’ into two distinct subjects of enquiry. The subject ... More


Orientalism and the Permanent Fix of War

Siraj Ahmed

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter reiterates that the Company’s early Orientalists confound ideas about the ‘imperial project’, suggesting that 18th-century British India contained possibilities different from those of ... More


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