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Fair Exotics: Xenophobic Subjects in English Literature, 1719-1853 (New Cultural Studies)

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Arguing that the major hallmarks of Romantic literature--inwardness, emphasis on subjectivity, the individual authorship of selves and texts--were forged during the Enlightenment, Rajani Sudan traces the connections between literary sensibility and British encounters with those persons, ideas, and territories that lay uneasily beyond the national border. The urge to colonize and discover embraced both an interest in foreign fair exotics and a deeply rooted sense of their otherness.Fair Exotics develops a revisionist reading of the period of the British Enlightenment and Romanticism, an age during which England was most aggressively building its empire. By looking at canonical texts, including Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Johnson's Dictionary, De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and Bronte's Villette, Sudan shows how the imaginative subject is based on a sense of exoticism created by a pervasive fear of what is foreign. Indeed, as Sudan clarifies, xenophobia is the underpinning not only of nationalism and imperialism but of Romantic subjectivity as well.

Synopsis:

"An original and elegant work that will make signal contributions to the fields of eighteenth-century studies and Romanticism, and to the study of British nationalism and colonialism."--Adela Pinch, University of Michigan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812236569
Author:
Sudan, Rajani
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Exoticism in literature
Subject:
Aliens in literature.
Subject:
Xenophobia.
Subject:
Foreign countries in literature
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
English literature -- 18th century.
Subject:
English literature -- 19th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
New Cultural Studies
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.24x6.34x.84 in. .98 lbs.

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