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What does it Mean to Count?: The Emigrants

Carol Jacobs

in Sebald'S Vision

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a reading of Sebald's “The Emigrants” which takes up the interrelated issues of memory, repetition, photographic documentation, image and representation, and the Holocaust.


Journeys to the Heart of Empire after World War II: George Lamming’s, Caryl Phillips’s, and Andrea Levy’s Caribbean Migrants

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

An analysis of The Emigrants, The Final Passage, and Small Island, chapter 4 brings together this book’s arguments by exploring the relationship among diasporic, imperial, and national identity ... More


The Poetic Imagining of War in the 1790s: Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the poetic imaginings of war in the 1790s, particularly those of Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Smith's reconception of the role of ‘fancy’ in her blank-verse ... More


“A Stroke of Manly Courage”

Honor Sachs

in Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the separatist crisis that hit the Kentucky settlements as settlers began to question their place in the new nation. In 1793, Gilbert Imlay published The Emigrants, a novel that ... More


Sphinxes without Secrets: W. G. Sebald’s Albums and the Aesthetics of Photographic Exchange

Adrian Daub

in On Writing with Photography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674695
eISBN:
9781452947518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the dynamic interactions instituted between W. G. Sebald’s writing and photographs, creating a false dichotomy that implies perfect interpenetration of word and image on one ... More


Art’s Swindle: W. G. Sebald and History After Trauma

Kevin Brazil

in Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In a 1992 interview W. G. Sebald remarked that ‘I myself work like a painter who has to consider how big to make the frame. The painter’s craft has always fascinated me’. This chapter traces what ... More


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