The Resource "Illicit proximities" : the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature, by Beccie Puneet Randhawa

"Illicit proximities" : the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature, by Beccie Puneet Randhawa

Label
"Illicit proximities" : the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature
Title
"Illicit proximities"
Title remainder
the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature
Statement of responsibility
by Beccie Puneet Randhawa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation explores the narrative construction of the West Indian Creole and the concomitant processes of creolian change from a metropole's point of view. In order to elucidate the cultural parameters that surround and inform this imperial subject, I examine representative texts which figure them and their transformed state as delightful or horrifying, degenerative or regenerative, grotesque or marvelous. The theories of modern creolization and colonial hospitality merge to form the interrogative nexus of my project, as I unearth and interrogate the settler discourse of a rapidly emergent colonial elite culture, flourishing at the ends of the empire. My scope of chosen literature is transatlantic, as I study Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (1801), Tobias Smollett's Roderick Random (1748), James Grainger's West Indian georgic "The Sugar-Cane" (1764), and comparatively, Tobias Smollett's Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) and J. Hector de St. John de Crevecoeur's Letters from An American Farmer (1782). Central to my argument are questions of how these texts respond and "manage" these postcolonial others who return to their native land. This project, therefore seeks to put these eighteenth-century texts into a productive dialogue with issues of transplantation, settlement, and nationalism, as it offers an alternative history of colonial development, which is not necessarily the typically annihilative colonial script
Cataloging source
MUU
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Randhawa, Beccie P
Degree
Ph. D. in English
Granting institution
Vanderbilt University, May 2006.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Edgeworth, Maria
  • Smollett, T.
  • Grainger, James
  • St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector
  • English literature
  • Creoles in literature
  • West Indians in literature
  • Colonies in literature
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specialized
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"Illicit proximities" : the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature, by Beccie Puneet Randhawa
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Publication
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 201-209)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
752597380
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 209 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)752597380
Label
"Illicit proximities" : the conundrum of Creole identity in eighteenth-century British literature, by Beccie Puneet Randhawa
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 201-209)
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
752597380
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
ix, 209 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)752597380

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