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Modernism and the Post-colonial

Literature and Empire 1885-1930

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Modernism and the Post-colonial by Peter Childs
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This book considers the shifts in aesthetic representation over the period 1885-1930 that coincide with both the rise of literary Modernism and imperialism's high point. If it is no coincidence that the rise of the novel accompanied the expansion of empire in the eighteenth-century, then the historical conditions of fiction as the empire waned are equally pertinent. Peter Childs argues that modernist literary writing should be read in terms of its response and relationship to events overseas and that it should be seen as moving towards an emergent post-colonialism instead of struggling with a residual colonial past. Beginning by offering an analysis of the generational and gender conflict that spans art and empire in the period, Childs moves on to examine modernism's expression of a crisis of belief in relation to subjectivity, space, and time. Finally, he investigates the war as a turning point in both colonial relations and aesthetic experimentation. Each of the core chapters focuses on one key writer and discuss a range of others, including: Conrad, Lawrence, Kipling, Eliot, Woolf, Joyce, Conan Doyle and Haggard.

Author Biography

Peter Childs is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by Higher Education Academy in 2004.
Release date Australia
May 31st, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
164
Dimensions
234x156x11
ISBN-13
9780826485588
Product ID
1736017

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