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The Resource Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele, edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw

Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele, edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw

Label
Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele
Title
Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This volume of essays invites the reader to assess literary texts from within the frame of the texts' cultural history, which includes issues of authorship and literary or stage convention as well as the social and political institutions that shaped and marketed that literature. The collection initiates just such an in-depth and focused analysis of the complex literary and social history of the royal slave Oroonoko
  • All eight essays address elements in the evolution of Oroonoko, from Behn's 1688 novella to Southerne's 1696 dramatic adaptation, and thence to the adaptations by Hawkesworth (1759), Gentleman (1760), Anonymous (1760), Ferriar (1788), Bellamy (1789) and Bendele (1999), who serially expropriated the play as a platform to debate responsibility in matters of slavery and colonialism. Perhaps unique among literary creations, Oroonoko and his entourage, with their distinctive race, class and gender attributes, came into popular consciousness as tropes gauging important shifts in English values during the course of the transatlantic slave trade
  • Accordingly, this study aims to provide a specific exemplum of rigorous, focused research on a single, complex and controversial topic but also to complicate some of our received notions about Oroonoko, slavery and abolition with a view to encouraging in more rigorous analysis of the cultural history underpinning literary texts."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3317.O73
LC item number
T76 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Iwanisziw, Susan B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Slave trade in literature
  • Princes in literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Behn, Aphra
  • Suriname
  • Africa
Label
Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele, edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Oroonoko: birth of a paradigm / Moira Ferguson -- Juggling the categories of race, class and gender: Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Margaret W. Ferguson -- "The fair Imoinda': domestic ideology and anti-slavery on the eighteenth-century stage / Jenifer B. Elmore -- Cast-mistresses: the widow figure in Oroonoko / Kristina Bross and Kathryn Rummell -- Owning Oroonoko: Behn, Southerne, and the contingencies of property / Laura J. Rosenthal -- Reproducing Oroonoko: a case study in plagiarism, textual parallelism, and creative borrowing / Rhoda M. Trooboff -- The eighteenth-century marketing of Oroonoko: contending contructions of Maecenas, the author and the slave / Susan B. Iwanisziw -- Reviving Oroonoko 'in the scene': from Thomas Southerne to 'Biyi Bendele / Jessica Munns
Control code
52090593
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780754634591
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003048927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Troping Oroonoko from Behn to Bandele, edited by Susan B. Iwanisziw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Oroonoko: birth of a paradigm / Moira Ferguson -- Juggling the categories of race, class and gender: Aphra Behn's Oroonoko / Margaret W. Ferguson -- "The fair Imoinda': domestic ideology and anti-slavery on the eighteenth-century stage / Jenifer B. Elmore -- Cast-mistresses: the widow figure in Oroonoko / Kristina Bross and Kathryn Rummell -- Owning Oroonoko: Behn, Southerne, and the contingencies of property / Laura J. Rosenthal -- Reproducing Oroonoko: a case study in plagiarism, textual parallelism, and creative borrowing / Rhoda M. Trooboff -- The eighteenth-century marketing of Oroonoko: contending contructions of Maecenas, the author and the slave / Susan B. Iwanisziw -- Reviving Oroonoko 'in the scene': from Thomas Southerne to 'Biyi Bendele / Jessica Munns
Control code
52090593
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9780754634591
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003048927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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