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Robert Southey and the Oriental Renaissance

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and The Curse of Kehama (1810) reflect a revival of interest in the history, literature, and antiquities of non-European cultures. His notes to both ... More


Pseudotranslations:: Exoticism and the Oriental Tale

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a transvalued theory of exoticism as an alternate discourse to Edward Said’s definition of Orientalism. Exoticism, it argues, defines a space of “lived perplexity” that more ... More


‘The fanciful traditions of early nations’: History, Myth, and Orientalist Poetry in India Prior to James Mill

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the assimilation of Indian mythology by British poets and historians in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Indian myths are often subjected to European modes ... More


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