Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration

Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration

by Adriana Craciun


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107565128
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #104
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Adriana Craciun is Presidential Chair at the University of California, Riverside. Her books include Fatal Women of Romanticism (Cambridge, 2003), British Women Writers and the French Revolution: Citizens of the World (2005), The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences (with Simon Schaffer, forthcoming in 2015), and several collections and editions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Northwest passages and exploration cultures; 1. Arctic archives: Victorian relics, sites, collections; 2. Exploration, publication, and inscription in the Age of Murray; 3. Building upon disaster: adventurers in Hudson Bay; 4. The famous mark of our discovery: social authorship and arctic inscriptions; 5. Broken lands and lost relics: the Victorian rediscovery of the early modern Arctic; Epilogue: Franklin found and lost.

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