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The Resource Before the empire of English : literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain, Alok Yadav

Before the empire of English : literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain, Alok Yadav

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Before the empire of English : literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain
Title
Before the empire of English
Title remainder
literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Alok Yadav
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Most English literary criticism assumes that its object achieved a metropolitan status well before it actually did: in fact, English-language writers had to negotiate a long, slow, and self-doubting rise out of provincial subordination. Before the Empire of English shows that English-language writers of the long eighteenth century were all too aware of their provinciality within the wider European world of culture, which they sought to overcome by articulating a cultural nationalist poetics and by indulging in compensatory imperial ambitions
  • By examining the "progress of English" theme in poetry, the eighteenth-century notion of the republic of letters, and the poetics of the Augustan period, the book challenges narratives about the emergence and character of cultural nationalist investments in the British world, and by dismantling unexamined assumptions of metropolitan centrality, it contributes to a new, postcolonial understanding of English literary and cultural history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yadav, Alok
Dewey number
820.9/358/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.N38
LC item number
Y33 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • English literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Europe
Label
Before the empire of English : literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain, Alok Yadav
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53903780
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781403964960
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Before the empire of English : literature, provinciality, and nationalism in eighteenth-century Britain, Alok Yadav
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53903780
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781403964960
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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