Imperial Culture, 1700 to 1850

Description: Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of relationship between culture and imperialism in 18th and 19th centuries. Discussion of relationship between literary and extra-literary texts and shifting patterns and paradigms of imperial rule, as metropolitan and peripheral spaces were transformed beyond recognition in this period. Particular attention to representations of otherness both in emergent metropolitan center and in sites of contact and conquest overseas, shifts in forms of Orientalism, developing concepts of race and nation, and ways imperial culture gradually infused almost every aspect of British culture and literature by middle of 19th century. May not be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

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