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Transnational England : home and abroad, 1780-1860 /
edited by Monika Class and Terry F. Robinson.
imprint
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., c2009.
description
xiv, 283 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1443801968 (Cloth), 9781443801966 (Cloth)
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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., c2009.
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1443801968 (Cloth)
9781443801966 (Cloth)
contents note
Women's Cosmopolitanism and the Romantic stage: Cowley's A day in Turkey, or the Russian slaves / Greg Kucich -- Improvising on the borders: Hellenism, history, and tragedy in Shelley's Hellas / Dana Van Kooy -- Francophilia/francophobia: the performance of French character on the British stage / Frederick Burwick -- Performing Leigh Hunt's 1840 play A legend of Florence / Michael Eberle-Sinatra -- Hymns ancient and foreign: Latin hymns in the Anglican church, 1800-1850 / Ben Whitworth -- Historicizing the bible: Anglo-German connections / Anthony John Harding -- "That I may awaken Albion from his long & cold repose": William Blake addresses the nation / David Fallon -- Eating abroad and at home: English identity and native food in the Rio de la Plata, 1806-1862 / Aaron Landau -- Penitent Creoles, failed hostesses, and the impossibility of home in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda / Beccie Puneet Randhawa -- "Where woman, lovely woman, for wealth and grandeur comes from far": representations of the colonial marriage market in Gillray, Topham, Starke, and Austen / John C. Leffel -- Thomas Moore, Ireland, and Islam / Shelley Meagher -- Coleridge's transnational concept of translation / Julian Knox.
general note
Proceedings of a conference held in July 2006 at Holywell Manor at the University of Oxford.
catalogue key
6956302
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
Monika Class holds a D.Phil. in English Literature from the University of Oxford. Terry F. Robinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Monika Class holds a D.Phil. in English from the University of Oxford.Terry F. Robinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.This absorbing collection brings to light the extent to which British Romantic and Victorian literary and performance culture was saturated by transnational influences. From the sacramental to the salacious, from the centralities of the canon to the creolizing peripheries, 'English Literature' in its most 'nationalist' phase is revealed as a dynamic palimpsest of cultural confluence. In a series of detailed and beautifully crafted essays the scholars represented here collectively make a compelling case for the interwoven presence of American, Asian and European elements at the heart of imperial Britain.Susan Manning, Grierson Professor of English Literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh
Monika Class holds a D.Phil. in English Literature from the University of Oxford. Terry F. Robinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. "This absorbing collection brings to light the extent to which British Romantic and Victorian literary and performance culture was saturated by transnational influences. From the sacramental to the salacious, from the centralities of the canon to the creolizing peripheries, 'English Literature' in its most 'nationalist' phase is revealed as a dynamic palimpsest of cultural confluence. In a series of detailed and beautifully crafted essays the scholars represented here collectively make a compelling case for the interwoven presence of American, Asian and European elements at the heart of imperial Britain." Susan Manning, Grierson Professor of English Literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh "In Transnational England, established scholars and newer voices discuss England's productive yet problematic international encounters as reflected in Romantic literature, and in the spheres of theatre, religion, and travel. Refreshingly original and often provocative, these essays propose that we recognize, among other things, a 'women's cosmopolitanism' emerging in English Romantic drama and a transnational hymnody in the Anglican Church; they expose the difficulties involved in Blake's patriotic stance and argue that Coleridge's most distinctive achievements are most deeply engaged with German literature; they demonstrate how descriptions of foreign food and depictions of 'home' can call British national identity into question. This collection makes highly stimulating reading for students and scholars of Romanticism, especially those engaged with the compelling subjects of national identity, international relations, imperialism, and comparative literature." Angela Esterhammer, Professor of English Literature, University of Zurich, and Distinguished University Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Western Ontario
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Featuring essays from distinguished and emergent scholars that will enhance the literary, historical, and cultural knowledge of England's interaction with European, American, and Eastern nations during a time of increased travel and vast imperial expansion, this volume is valuable reading for academics and students alike.
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The rise of the modern English nation coincided with England's increased encounters with other peoples, both at home and abroad. Their cultures and ideas artistic, religious, political, and philosophical contributed, in turn, to the composition of England's own domestic identity. Transnational England sheds light on this exchange through a close investigation of the literatures of the time, from dramas to novels, travel narratives to religious hymns, and poetry to prose, all of which reveal how connections between England and other world communities 1780-1860 simultaneously fostered and challenged the sovereignty of the English nation and the ideological boundaries that constituted it.Featuring essays from distinguished and emergent scholars that will enhance the literary, historical, and cultural knowledge of England's interaction with European, American, and Eastern nations during a time of increased travel and vast imperial expansion, this volume is valuable reading for academics and students alike.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Dramatic Formations of Artistic and National Identity
Women's Cosmopolitanism and the Romantic Stage: Cowley's A Day in Turkey, or the Russian Slavesp. 22
Improvising on the Borders: Hellenism, History, and Tragedy in Shelley's Hellasp. 41
Francophilia/Francophobia: The Performance of French Character on the British Stagep. 58
Performing Leigh Hunt's 1840 Play A Legend of Florencep. 92
Religious and Prophetic Interpretations Across Borders
Hymns Ancient and Foreign: Latin Hymns in the Anglican Church, 1800-1850p. 112
Historicizing the Bible: Anglo-German Connectionsp. 128
"That I may awaken Albion from his long & cold repose": William Blake Addresses the Nationp. 146
Engagements with English Cultural Authority and Colonialist Practices
Eating Abroad and at Home: English Identity and Native Food in the Rio de la Plata, 1806-1862p. 168
Penitent Creoles, Failed Hostesses, and the Impossibility of Home in Maria Edgeworth's Belindap. 185
"Where woman, lovely woman, for wealth and grandeur comes from far": Representations of the Colonial Marriage Market in Gillray, Topham, Starke, and Austenp. 208
Thomas Moore, Ireland, and Islamp. 233
Coleridge's Transnational Concept of Translationp. 249
Indexp. 271
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