Synopses & Reviews
Positioning Gender and Race in (Post)colonial Plantation Space uses the Anglophone Caribbean and Ireland to examine the complex inflections of women and race as articulated in-between the colonial discursive and material formations of the eighteenth century and those of the (post)colonial twentieth century, as structured by the defined spaces of the colonizers' estates. Using the history and geography, memory and place signified by the remnants of the plantation system, the author will analyze the particular instantiations of women emerging as agents in the similarities and differences of particular post-colonial situations.
About the Author
Eve Walsh Stoddard is Dana Professor of Global Studies at St. Lawrence University.
Table of Contents
The Contradictions of Enlightenment Universalism, Palladian Architecture, and Plantation Space
Transnational Flows/Intertextuality: the Big House as Feminine Prison: Castle Rackrent, Belvedere House, Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea
Gender and Plantation Geography in Austin Clarke's The Polished Hoe
Revising Historical Revisionism: The Nation as Woman in Edna O'Brien's The House of Splendid Isolation
(Re)presenting Colonial Historiography: Caryl Phillips Cambridge and Nuala O'Faolain's My Dream of You
Conclusion: Sublating the Plantation Heritage in the Post-colonial Nation