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Romantic diasporas : French émigrés, British convicts, and Jews /
Toby R. Benis.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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194 p.
ISBN
023061065X (alk. paper), 9780230610651 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
023061065X (alk. paper)
9780230610651 (alk. paper)
contents note
"Boundless, yet distinct?: the émigré experience and the 1790s -- The French connection in Frances Burney and Mary Shelley -- Beyond the convict taint: George Barrington and the colonial cure -- The Scottish martyrs and the reform of narrative -- Edgeworth and the Jews: diaspora and political control in Harrington.
catalogue key
6862424
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" Romantic Diasporas is a timely addition to the now substantial body of criticism concerned with the global context of Romanticism . . . Combining discussion of canonical works with less familiar writing, Romantic Diasporas is immensely valuable in turning the critical gaze to the issue of diaspora and its presence as a subject in the period . . . Romantic Diasporas will be welcomed by the scholars of Romantic period writing." Wordsworth Circle
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Romantic Diasporas examines exile in the Romantic period from the different perspectives of French émigrés in England, British convicts transported to Australia, and Jews in their perennial diaspora.
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'Romantic Diasporas' examines exile in the Romantic period fromthe different perspectives of French emigres in England, British convicts transported to Australia, and Jews in their perennial diaspora.
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A comprehensive book with a broad study of Romanticism across France, England, Australia, and U.S
Main Description
Romantic Diasporas examinesexile in the Romantic period from the different perspectives of French emigres in England, British convicts transported to Australia, and Jews in their perennial diaspora.
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The Romantic era was an age of diaspora. France's wars with Britain from 1793 to 1814 created a body of French refugees drawn from all social classes, religions, and political affiliations, many of whom fled to Britain. At the same time, British authorities launched the first convict ships bound for the remote penal colony at Botany Bay. Britain's Jews-the paradigmatic community in diaspora-faced hardening prejudice during these times, even as many Jews sought acceptance within mainstream British society. Romantic Diasporas explores Georgian representations of French emigrants, transported convicts, and Jews, and compellingly analyzes the ways in which these representations helped to shore up, yet also troubled, the gender roles, legal structures, and imperial aspirations at the center of British national identity. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
"Boundless, yet Distinct": The Émigré Experience and the 1790sp. 25
The French Connection in Frances Burney and Mary Shelleyp. 59
Beyond the Convict Taint: George Barrington and the Colonial Curep. 85
The Scottish Martyrs and the Reform of Narrativep. 107
Edgeworth and the Jews: Diaspora and Political Controlp. 131
Notesp. 161
Works Citedp. 181
Indexp. 193
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