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Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


Ruins in the Jungle: Nature and Narrative

Douglas Kerr

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sets the reflective colonial traveler in the perplexing space of the jungle. The issue here is the representations of the jungle, and these constitute a discourse and a tradition which ... More


The Terrains of Identity: Mimicry and the Great Game

Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram

in Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318962
eISBN:
9781781380970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318962.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter is contextualised within the Great Game or the competition between the British Raj and Russia to control and colonize Afghanistan. It examines two novels, Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and ... More


Character, Sacrifice, and Scapegoats: Boer War Fiction

Steve Attridge

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

While Lord Kitchener was lauded at home for his self-sacrificial qualities, in the field he implemented scorched-earth policies and pioneered the use of concentration camps. Writers including Rudyard ... More


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