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Exoticism and Empire: Colonial Literature and Post-Colonial Critique

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the concept of colonial literature. By placing Victor Segalen's exoticism in a colonial frame, it argues that texts emerging from ... More


A Divided Child, or Derek Walcott’s Post-Colonial Philology

Cashman Kerr Prince

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Derek Walcott’s career attracts the academic notice of scholars interested in English, post-colonial, and classical literatures; Walcott’s oeuvre seems to invite interdisciplinary interest. Engaging ... More


Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603-1707

Kirsten Sandrock

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Scottish Colonial Literature is a comprehensive study of Scottish colonial writing before 1707. It brings together previously dispersed sources to argue for a tradition of Scottish colonial ... More


Ethnography and Literature: Satō Haruds Colonial Journey to Taiwan

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the early development of Japanese anthropology and its influence on colonial literature. Western scholars introduced the science of anthropology to Japan in the 1870s and ... More


Introduction: Scottish Colonial Literature, 1603–1707

Kirsten Sandrock

in Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603–1707

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter establishes the book's key claim that Scottish colonial literature in the seventeenth century is poised between narratives of possession and dispossession. It introduces the term ... More


Hindustani/Urdu: The Oriental Tale in the Colony

Maryam Wasif Khan

in Who Is a Muslim?: Orientalism and Literary Populisms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823290123
eISBN:
9780823297351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the journey of the oriental tale to the North-Indian colony as a prose form instrumental to the colonial exercise that refashions Urdu, once an elite, aesthetic register, into a ... More


Conclusion

Yarí Pérez Marín

in Marvels of Medicine: Literature and Scientific Enquiry in Early Colonial Spanish America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622508
eISBN:
9781800851016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622508.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This section briefly discusses the place of sixteenth century print medical texts written by authors who resided in colonial Mexico within the larger context of the study of Latin American letters. ... More


Developing Africa in the colonial imagination: European and African narrative writing of the interwar period1

Martina Kopf

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Suppose we put on a particular set of glasses and look at colonial fiction with a conceptual history of development in mind, what will we see? Can we read its traces in and through the imagination ... More


Arriving Backwards: the Return of The Odyssey in the English-Speaking Caribbean

Emily Greenwood

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores readings and counter-readings of Homer’s epic The Odyssey in the modern Caribbean. It looks at James Anthony Froude’s metaphorical appropriations, and then moves to discussion ... More


Darien, the Golden Dream

Kirsten Sandrock

in Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603-1707

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on literary and cultural works dealing with Scotland's attempt to colonize Darien, at the Isthmus of Panama, in the 1690s. It establishes Darien as a central trope in Scottish ... More


Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan Women of Owu

Felix Budelmann

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to Women of Owu, a new adaptation of Euripides’s Trojan Women by the Nigerian playwright Femi Osofisan. The play is set outside the burning city, not of Troy, but of Owu in ... More


Antigone’s Boat: the Colonial and the Postcolonial in Tegonni: An African Antigone by Femi Osofisan

Barbara Goff

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines another important play by Femi Osofisan, Tegonni: An African Antigone. The play is linked to specific issues in post-colonial classical theatre, and explores the paradoxical ... More


Literary Prestige

Claire Ducournau

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Literary recognition comprises a good part of the fourth volume of Les Lieux de mémoire, published in 1986. This essay proposes a postcolonial revisiting of literary institutions such as the Académie ... More


Conclusion: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and the Realist Mode

Jennifer Yee

in The Colonial Comedy: Imperialism in the French Realist Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198722632
eISBN:
9780191789335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722632.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Zola’s naturalist novel was the model for the colonial literature that took off from the 1880s. One of the aporia of this literature is that it appears to be based on the idea that the outside world ... More


‘If You are a Woman’: Theatrical Womanizing in Sophocles’ Antigone and Fugard, Kani, and Ntshona’s The Island

Rush Rehm

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses another post-colonial text that has in its turn become part of the western canon, Athol Fugard’s The Island. The chapter approaches the play via questions about the ... More


Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Susmita Roye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Mothering India concentrates on early Indian women’s fiction, not only evaluating their contribution to the rise of Indian Writing in English (IWE), but also exploring how they reassessed and ... More


Chang Hyŏkchu and the Short Twentieth Century

John Whittier Treat

in The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852801
eISBN:
9780824868666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852801.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Fredric Jameson reassured us long ago that ours is a time of the “waning of affect,” since our postmodern age has already dispensed with the “autonomous bourgeois monad.” But in fact we continue to ... More


Treasure Neverland

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter concerns two late-nineteenth-early-twentieth-century children's classics, Treasure Island (1883) and Peter Pan (1904), which contain pirate characters of cultural-historical significance ... More


Indian Arrivals 1870–1915: Networks of British Empire

Elleke Boehmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744184
eISBN:
9780191804076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the rich and complicated landscape of intercultural contact between Indians and Britons on British soil at the height of empire, as reflected in a range of literary writing, ... More


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