By Pratima Prasad
This e-book investigates how French Romanticism used to be formed by way of and contributed to colonial discourses of race. It reports the ways that metropolitan Romantic novels—that is, novels via French authors comparable to Victor Hugo, George Sand, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, François René de Chateaubriand, Claire de Duras, and Prosper Mérimée—comprehend and build colonized peoples, style French identification within the context of colonialism, and list the come upon among Europeans and non-Europeans. whereas the first texts that come below research within the ebook are novels, shut realization is paid to Romantic fiction’s interdependence with naturalist treatises, go back and forth writing, abolitionist texts, and ethnographies.
Colonialism, Race, and the French Romantic Imagination is among the first books to hold out a sustained and finished research of the French Romantic novel’s racial mind's eye that encompasses a number of websites of colonial touch: the Indian Ocean, North the USA, the Caribbean, West Africa, and France. Its archival learn and interdisciplinary strategy shed new mild on canonical texts and divulge the reader to non-canonical ones. The booklet could be beneficial to scholars and lecturers concerned with Romanticism, colonial historians, scholars and students of transatlantic stories and postcolonial stories, in addition to these attracted to questions of race and colonialism.
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Colonialism, Race, and the French Romantic Imagination (Routledge Studies in Romanticism) by Pratima Prasad