Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830 by Timothy FulfordRomanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830 by Timothy Fulford

Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830

EditorTimothy Fulford, Peter J. Kitson, Tim Fulford

Paperback | November 3, 2005

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This volume examines Romantic literary discourse in relation to colonial politics and the peoples and places with which the British were increasingly coming into contact. It investigates topics from slavery to tropical disease, religion and commodity production, in a wide range of writers from Edmund Burke to Hannah More, William Blake to Phyllis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano to Mary Shelley, Thomas Clarkson to Lord Byron. Together, the essays constitute a broad assessment of Romanticism's engagement with India, Africa, the West Indies, South America and the Middle East.
Title:Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 3, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521022061

ISBN - 13:9780521022064


Table of Contents

1. Romanticism and colonialism: texts, contexts, issues Tim Fulford and Peter J. Kitson; 2. Romanticism and colonialism: races, places, peoples, 1785-1800 Peter J. Kitson; 3. Romanticism and colonialism: races, places, peoples, 1800-1830 Tim Fulford; 4. Accessing India: orientalism, anti-'Indianism', and the rhetoric of Jones and Burke Michael J. Franklin; 5. 'Sunshine and Shady Groves': what Blake's 'Little Black Boy' learned from African writers Lauren Henry; 6. Blood sugar Timothy Morton; 7. 'Wisely Forgetful': Coleridge and the politics of pantisocracy James C. McKusick; 8. Darkness visible?: race and representation in Bristol abolitionist poetry, 1770-1810 Alan Richardson; 9. Fictional constructions of liberated Africans Moira Ferguson; 10. 'Wandering through Eblis': absorption and containment in Romantic exoticism Nigel Leask; 11. The Isle of Devils: the Jamaican journal of M. G. Lewis D. L. Macdonald; 12. Indian jugglers: Hazlitt, Romantic orientalism, and the difference of view John Whale; 13. 'Some samples of the finest orientalism': Byronic philhellenism and proto-Zionism at the time of the congress of Vienna Caroline Franklin; 14. 'Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee ...': Byron's Venice and oriental empire Malcolm Kelsall; 15. The plague of imperial desire: Montesquieu, Gibbon, Brougham, and Mary Shelley's The Last Man Joseph W. Lew.

Editorial Reviews

"An interesting read, Romanticism and Colonialism makes inroads toward filling the historical lacunae of a complex literary movement." Thomas Hothem, Albion