Postcolonial George Eliot by Oliver Lovesey PDF

By Oliver Lovesey

This book examines the diversity of the colonial imaginary in Eliot’s works, from the family and nearby to historical and speculative colonialisms. It demanding situations monolithic, hegemonic perspectives of George Eliot — whose novelistic occupation paralleled the construction of British India — and likewise dismissals of the postcolonial as ahistorical. It uncovers often-overlooked colonized figures within the novels. It additionally investigates Victorian Islamophobia in gentle of Eliot’s impatience with lack of knowledge, intolerance, and xenophobia in addition to her interrogation of the make-believe of endings. Drawing on a number of resources from Eugène Bodichon’s Algerian anthropological texts, the Persian journals of John Martyn, and postmodern re-engagements, Postcolonial George Eliot has implications for an realizing of the globalization of English, the decolonization of disciplinarity and periodization, and the roots of present-day clash within the wider Mediterranean world.

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