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The Cultural Work of Empire

The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

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The Cultural Work of Empire by Carol Watts
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This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756--63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. Global warfare prompts a radical re-imagining of the state and the subjectivities of those who inhabit it. Laurence Sterne's distinctive writing provides a remarkable route through the transformations of mid-eighteenth-century British culture. The risks of war generate unexpected freedoms and crises in the making of domestic imperial subjects, which will continue to reverberate in anti-slavery struggles and colonial conflict from America to India. The book concentrates on the period from the 1750s to the 1770s. It explores the work of Johnson, Goldsmith, Walpole, Burke, Scott, Wheatley, Sancho, Smollett, Rousseau, Collier, Smith and Wollstonecraft alongside Sterne's narratives. It incorporates debates among moral philosophers and philanthropists, examines political tracts, poetry and grammar exercises, and paintings by Kauffman, Hayman, and Wright of Derby, tracking the investments in, and resistances to, the cultural work of empire. Key Features * Topical in its focus on the making of 'modern' subjectivity during the first 'global war' * Path-breaking in advancing our understanding of the cultural history of eighteenth-century Britain * Timely in its combination of new historical research with a critical engagement with debates in postcolonial and subaltern studies * Original in its account of the literature of the Seven Years' War and its outstanding analysis of the writing of Laurence Sterne

Author Biography

Carol Watts is a Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. She has published widely on eighteenth-century topics and is currently completing a book on British Women Writers 1688-1792.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
7 B&W illustrations
Imprint
Edinburgh University Press
Pages
352
Dimensions
156x234x24
ISBN-13
9780748625642
Product ID
1754823

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