Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities And Colonial Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816637645
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Frontiers and Discoveries
1 The Sublimation of Desire to Apocalyptic Passion in Defoe's Crusoe Trilogy 3
2 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Sapphic Vision 21
3 The Guise of Friendship 44
Pt. II Queering the New Imperialism
4 Lingering Pleasures, Perverted Texts: Colonial Desire in Kipling's Anglo-India 65
5 Fantasies of "Lady Pioneers," between Narrative and Theory 90
6 Redressing the Empire: Anthony Trollope and British Gender Anxiety in "The Banks of the Jordan" 115
Pt. III Century's End: Conrad's Queer Indirections
7 From Mimicry to Menace: Conrad and Late-Victorian Masculinity 135
8 "Girl! What? Did I Mention a Girl?" The Economy of Desire in Heart of Darkness 152
9 Homoerotic Heroics, Domestic Discipline: Conrad and Ford's Romance 172
Pt. IV Other Colonialisms
10 "Only Cathect": Queer Heirs and Narrative Desires in Howards End 195
11 "Unarm, Eros!" Adventure, Homoeroticism, and Divine Order in Prester John 223
12 Many Lips Will I Kiss: The Queer Foreplay of "the East" in Russian Aestheticism 241
13 Sex/Race Wars on the Frontier: Homosexuality and Colonialism in The Golden Notebook 261
Coda: Rethinking Colonial Discourse Analysis and Queer Studies 295
Contributors 323
Index 327
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