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Oceania and the Victorian Imagination

  • Fester Einband
  • 220 Seiten
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Richard D. Fulton is Vice Chancellor at the University of Hawai'i-Windward Community College, USA, and Peter H. Hoffenberg is Asso... Weiterlesen
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Richard D. Fulton is Vice Chancellor at the University of Hawai'i-Windward Community College, USA, and Peter H. Hoffenberg is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, USA.


Focusing on Oceania's impact on Victorian culture, most notably travel writing, photography, international exhibitions, literature and the culture of childhood, this collection examines the Victorians' engagement with the Pacific. Whether intriguing accounts of its exotic peoples, flora.


Contents: Introduction, Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg; Part 1 Travel, Exhibitions and Photography: Pacific phantasmagorias: Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific photography, Carla Manfredi; 'Greater Britain': late imperial travel writing and the settler colonies, Anna Johnston; The South Seas exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893, Mandy Treagus; Displaying an Oceanic nation and society: the kingdom of Hawai'i at overseas international exhibitions, 1867-1893, Peter H. Hoffenberg. Part 2 Fiction and the Pacific: 'The white lady and the brown woman': colonial masculinity and domesticity in Louis Becke's Reef and Palm (1894), Sumangala Bhattacharya; Who's who in the isle of voices? How Victorian Robert Louis Stevenson viewed Pacific islanders' perceptions of Victorians and of themselves, Sylvie Largeaud Ortega; At home in the Empire: domesticity and masculine identity in Almayer's Folly and 'the beach of Falesa', Ingrid Ranum; Isolation and variation on Doctor Moreau's Oceanic Island, Genie Babb. Part 3 Childhood and Children: Cooks and queens and dreams: the South Sea Islands as fairy islands of fancy, Michelle Patricia Beissel Heath; The South Seas in mid-Victorian children's imagination, Richard D. Fulton; Watermarks on the Coral Island: the Pacific island missionary as children's hero, Michelle Elleray; 'Turned topsy-turvy': William Howitt, the antipodean space and Victorian children's literature, Judith Johnston; Select bibliography of English language secondary sources; Index.


Titel: Oceania and the Victorian Imagination
Untertitel: Where All Things Are Possible
EAN: 9781409457114
ISBN: 978-1-4094-5711-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 220
Gewicht: 544g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2013