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Month: October 2019

New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

British Creoles: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s History of Brazil Porscha Fermanis, The Review of English Studies, 19 July 2019 Full Text Available Here: https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgz068 https://academic.oup.com/res/article/doi/10.1093/res/hgz068/5536347/ Abstract  This essay considers the nationalist preoccupations underpinning Robert Southey’s three-volume History of Brazil (1810–1819), maintaining that there are important links between his historiographical practices and his rethinking of British imperialism in relation to the challenges raised by the Peninsular War and Napoleonic France. It argues that Southey’s rejection of many of the discourses associated…

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Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870

Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870

Mining Fiction in the Colonial Southern Hemisphere, 1820-1870 Dr. Susan Leavy Library catalogues contain a wealth of cultural information, particularly in the nineteenth century when circulating libraries were an important source of popular literature for middle and working-class readers. This case study aims to critically analyse the popular fiction titles listed in the extant library catalogues of commercial circulating libraries in the colonial southern hemisphere from 1820-1870. Notwithstanding pioneering work on colonial library catalogues and book holdings by Webby, Kirsop,…

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