Throughout the early modern period, says Yadav (English, George Mason U.), England-language writers evidence a self-conscious awareness that they are part of a traditionally marginal literary culture in the European world. He argues that taking these provincial anxieties seriously allows scholars to see the real resonances between the literary politics of cultural nationalist self-assertion during that period and now, especially in the postcolonial world. Readers are expected to follow passages in French. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004|
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About the Author
Alok Yadav is assistant professor of English at George Mason University.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: (Dis)Establishing the Empire of English The Progress of English The Republic of Letters National Differences and National Autonomy Works Cited
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This book may be helpful to undergraduate English majors because it's a compilation of prominent ideas thereby saving them from conducting meaningful, extensive journal research. It is of no use to serious Eighteenth Century literature scholars because Yadav's material is already well-known.