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  • African-British Writings in the Eighteenth Centuryby Helena Woodard

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 115.00

    The eighteenth century was a time of great cultural change in Britain. It was a period marked by expeditions to the New World, Africa, and the Orient, and these voyages were reflected in the travel literature of the era. It was also a period in which seventeenth-century empiricism and the scientific method became dominant, and in which society became... more...

  • From Cairo to Baghdadby James Canton

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    Until the 1880s, British travellers to Arabia were for the most part wealthy dilettantes who could fund their travels from private means. With the advent of an Imperial presence in the region, as the British seized power in Egypt, the very nature of travel to the Middle East changed. Suddenly, ordinary men and women found themselves visiting the region... more...

  • The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfastby Kyle Hughes

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    A new departure in Scottish and Irish migration studies. The Scottish diasporic communities closest to home—those which are part of what we sometimes term the ‘near Diaspora’—are those we know least about. Whilst an interest in the overseas Scottish diaspora has grown in recent years, Scots who chose to settle in other parts of... more...

  • Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialoguesby Jyotsna Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Using Shakespeare as a case in point, this book shows how the study of English literature was implicated in the ideology of the empires in colonies such as India. The author argues that these studies promote Western culture. more...

  • Language and Conquest in Early Modern Irelandby Patricia Palmer

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Palmer explores the part that language played in shaping colonial ideology and English national identity. more...

  • British Women Writers and the French Revolutionby Dr Adriana Craciun

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    British Women Writers and the French Revolution provides an overview of a wide range of British women's writings on the French Revolution, from writers sympathetic to the Revolution like Mary Robinson, Helen Maria Williams, and Charlotte Smith, to anti-revolutionary writers like Hannah More and Jane West. Based on new research in French and British... more...

  • Romanticism and Warby J. R. Watson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book is a study of war and the perceptions of war. It deals specifically with the British Romantic period writers who lived through the Napoleonic wars, and the way in which those wars affected the writing of Scott, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron and many of their contemporaries. Watson discusses the particular fascination of those wars,... more...

  • Dissenters and Mavericksby Margery Sabin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    This study reinstates the author at the centre of the relationship between literature and history. It explores the tension between "discourse analysis" and literary criticism, then discusses writers who have achieved a measure of freedom from the limitations of their historical moments. more...

  • Violent Belongingsby Kavita Daiya

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Focusing on the historical and contemporary narration of the Partition of India, Violent Belongings examines transnational South Asian culture from 1947 onwards. Spanning the Indian subcontinent and its diasporas in the United Kingdom and the United States, it asks how postcolonial/diasporic literature (eg., Rushdie, Mistry, Sidwa and Lahiri), Bollywood... more...

  • Atlantic Republicby Paul Giles

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    This book describes a tradition of English literary figures from 1776 to the present day who have either emigrated to the United States or whose writing has been shaped by American ideas. The writers discussed include Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, P. G. Wodehouse, and Angela Carter. - ;Atlantic Republic traces the legacy of the United... more...