By Julia Kuehn
Many famous male writers produced fictions approximately colonial areas and mentioned the benefits of realism over romance, and vice versa, within the ‘art of fiction’ debate of the Eighteen Eighties; yet how did female writers give a contribution to colonial fiction?
This quantity hyperlinks fictional, non-fictional and pictorial representations of a colonial otherness with the past due nineteenth-century inventive matters approximately representational conventions and probabilities. the writer explores those texts and photographs throughout the postcolonial framework of ‘exoticism’, arguing that the epistemological quandary of a ‘self’ encountering an ‘other’ leads to the interrelated crisis to discover poetic modalities – mimetic, life like and documentary at the one hand; romantic, exceptional and picturesque at the different – that befit an ‘exotic’ illustration. therefore ladies writers didn't merely perform the making of colonial fictions but additionally within the past due nineteenth-century inventive debate concerning the nature of fiction.
This ebook maps the epistemological matters of exoticism and of distinction – self and different, domestic and away, familiarity and strangeness – onto the representational modes of realism and romance. the writer focuses solely on woman novelists, shuttle writers and painters of the turn-of-the-century unique, and particularly on ignored authors of academically under-researched genres akin to the bestselling novel and the travelogue.
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A Female Poetics of Empire: From Eliot to Woolf (Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature) by Julia Kuehn