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Exploring Victorian Travel Literature

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Informationen zum Autor Jessica Howell is Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College Lo... Weiterlesen
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Jessica Howell is Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College London, where she researches health and the literature of empire. Her work bridges the fields of Victorian studies and the Medical Humanities by examining colonial illness narratives. She also serves on the board of editors for the University of California Medical Humanities book series with Rodopi.



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This interdisciplinary study explores both the personal and political significance of climate in the Victorian imagination. It analyses foreboding imagery of miasma, sludge and rot across non-fictional and fictional travel narratives, speeches, private journals and medical advice tracts. Well-known authors such as Joseph Conrad are placed in dialogue with minority writers such as Mary Seacole and Africanus Horton in order to understand their different approaches to representing white illness abroad. The project also considers postcolonial texts such as Wilson Harris's Palace of the Peacock to demonstrate that authors continue to 'write back' to the legacy of colonialism by using images of illness from climate.





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Jessica Howell is Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the Humanities and Health, King's College London, where she researches health and the literature of empire. Her work bridges the fields of Victorian studies and the Medical Humanities by examining colonial illness narratives. She also serves on the board of editors for the University of California Medical Humanities book series with Rodopi.



Klappentext

This interdisciplinary study explores both the personal and political significance of climate in the Victorian imagination. It analyses foreboding imagery of miasma, sludge and rot across non-fictional and fictional travel narratives, speeches, private journals and medical advice tracts. Well-known authors such as Joseph Conrad are placed in dialogue with minority writers such as Mary Seacole and Africanus Horton in order to understand their different approaches to representing white illness abroad. The project also considers postcolonial texts such as Wilson Harris's Palace of the Peacock to demonstrate that authors continue to 'write back' to the legacy of colonialism by using images of illness from climate.



Zusammenfassung
An interdisciplinary study that explores both the personal and political significance of climate in the Victorian imagination. It analyses foreboding imagery of miasma, sludge and rot across non-fictional and fictional travel narratives, speeches, private journals and medical advice tracts.

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Titel: Exploring Victorian Travel Literature
Untertitel: Disease, Race and Climate
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EAN: 9780748692958
ISBN: 978-0-7486-9295-8
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Edinburgh University Press
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 466g
Größe: H164mm x B236mm x T17mm
Jahr: 2014

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