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Imagined homelands : British poetry in the colonies, Jason R. Rudy

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Imagined homelands : British poetry in the colonies
Title
Imagined homelands
Title remainder
British poetry in the colonies
Statement of responsibility
Jason R. Rudy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Imagined Homelands chronicles the emerging cultures of nineteenth-century British settler colonialism, focusing on poetry as a genre especially equipped to reflect colonial experience. Jason Rudy argues that the poetry of Victorian-era Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada--often disparaged as derivative and uncouth--should instead be seen as vitally engaged in the social and political work of settlement. The book illuminates cultural pressures that accompanied the unprecedented growth of British emigration across the nineteenth century. It also explores the role of poetry as a mediator between familiar British ideals and new colonial paradigms within emerging literary markets from Sydney and Melbourne to Cape Town and Halifax. Rudy focuses on the work of poets both canonical--including Tennyson, Browning, Longfellow, and Hemans--and relatively obscure, from Adam Lindsay Gordon, Susanna Moodie, and Thomas Pringle to Henry Kendall and Alexander McLachlan. He examines in particular the nostalgic relations between home and abroad, core and periphery, whereby British emigrants used both original compositions and canonical British works to imagine connections between their colonial experiences and the lives they left behind in Europe. Drawing on archival work from four continents, Imagined Homelands insists on a wider geographic frame for nineteenth-century British literature. From lyrics printed in newspapers aboard emigrant ships heading to Australia and South Africa, to ballads circulating in New Zealand and Canadian colonial journals, poetry was a vibrant component of emigrant life. In tracing the histories of these poems and the poets who wrote them, this book provides an alternate account of nineteenth-century British poetry and, more broadly, of settler colonial culture"--
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1975-
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Rudy, Jason R.
Dewey number
821/.8099171241
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9082
LC item number
.R83 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth poetry (English)
  • English poetry
  • Colonies in literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Englisch ..
  • Commonwealth
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POETRY
  • Colonies in literature
  • Commonwealth poetry (English)
  • English poetry
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Imperialismus
  • Kolonialismus
  • Lyrik
  • Nationalbewusstsein
Label
Imagined homelands : British poetry in the colonies, Jason R. Rudy
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Unsettling Colonial Poetry -- 1. Floating Worlds: Poetry and the Voyage Out -- 2. Colonial Authenticity: Circulation, Sentiment, Adaptation -- 3. Sounding Colonial: Dialect, Song, and the Scottish Diaspora -- 4. Native Poetry: Forms of Indigeneity in the Colonies -- 5. Colonial Laureates: Navigating Settler Culture -- 6. The Poetry of Greater Britain: Race and Nationhood at CenturyĆ¢#x80;#x99;s End -- Conclusion: Genres of Belonging -- Appendix A. Colonial Ship Journals -- Appendix B. Timeline of British Colonial Poetry
  • NotesBibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X
Control code
1008566899
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421423937
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1008566899
Label
Imagined homelands : British poetry in the colonies, Jason R. Rudy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Unsettling Colonial Poetry -- 1. Floating Worlds: Poetry and the Voyage Out -- 2. Colonial Authenticity: Circulation, Sentiment, Adaptation -- 3. Sounding Colonial: Dialect, Song, and the Scottish Diaspora -- 4. Native Poetry: Forms of Indigeneity in the Colonies -- 5. Colonial Laureates: Navigating Settler Culture -- 6. The Poetry of Greater Britain: Race and Nationhood at CenturyĆ¢#x80;#x99;s End -- Conclusion: Genres of Belonging -- Appendix A. Colonial Ship Journals -- Appendix B. Timeline of British Colonial Poetry
  • NotesBibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X
Control code
1008566899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421423937
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1008566899

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