Making Subject(s): Literature and the Emergence of National Identity


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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
1 Introduction: Subjects of Empire and Nation 3
Subjectivity and Subjection 8
Imperial Absolutism and the National Drama 12
From Europe to the Colonies and Back Again: Development of the National Form 17
Nationalism and Gender 22
National Allegories 27
Pt. I Colonizing Nations and the Public Theater in Early Modern Spain and England
2 Other-Fashioning: The Discourse of Empire and Nation in Lope de Vega's El Nuevo Mundo descubierto por Cristobal Colon 33
Generic Conventions 36
Moor and Indian 38
Class, Literacy, and Domination 40
"Understanding," "Sympathy," and "Respect" 42
Likeness and Control 45
Female Desire 48
National Identity 52
3 Imagi/Native Nation: The Tempest and the Modernization of Political Authority 57
The Tempest and the Virginia Colony 58
Native Hospitality 61
Mooncalf As Moon Rock 63
Slave Economies 69
Sovereign's Power and Magic Book 70
Surveillance and the Nation 74
National and Colonial Pedagogy 76
Treason and Utopia 87
Pt. II Anticolonial Nationalism and the Postcolonial Novel
4 Pedagogical and Performative Nationalism in Ousmane Sembene's Les bouts de bois de Dieu 97
Fanon and the African Novel 99
The Problem of Language 105
Les bouts de bois de Dieu 111
Class and Nation 115
Women and the Nation 124
Colonial Education and Pedagogical Nationalism 130
Resistance Education and Performative Nationalism 135
Postcolonial Identity and African Nationalism 142
5 (Dis)Integrating Nation and Self: Midnight's Children and Postcolonial Autobiography 145
Anticolonial Autobiography and the Formation of the National Subject 147
Postcolonial Narrative, the Hybrid Subject, and the International Market 150
Postcolonial Identity and Anticolonial Resistance 154
Fathering the Postcolonial Nation 157
Textualizing the National Body 161
Narrating Nation Time 164
The Midnight's Children and Postcolonial Nationhood 166
The Postcolonial Writer and the Nation 175
6 Conclusion 187
Notes 197
Bibliography 223
Index 235
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