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Author Wiley, Michael, 1961-
Title Romantic migrations [electronic resource] : local, national, and transnational dispositions/ Michael Wiley
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xiii, 209 p
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-201) and index
Introduction: Deposing, disposing, dispositioning -- The French immersion: cross currents of selfhood -- Imagining America -- Consuming Africa: embodying antithesis
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
Analyzing real, speculative, and imaginary schemes of migration to and from Britain, RomanticMigrations addresses three interrelated movements: between France and Britain after the French Revolution, between Britain and North America after the American Revolution, and between West Africa andBritain after English slavery was outlawed. At this time and within these spaces, radical changes destabilized Britons' sense of individual, local, and national selfhood. Wiley ably illuminates how theBritish literature of migration registered the destabilizations and negotiated new possibilities forinternational, transnational, or globalselves in a new and still-changing world
Link Original 9780230604681 0230604684 (DLC) 2007032128 (OCoLC)165081890
Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Emigration and immigration in literature
Self in literature
National characteristics in literature
Transnationalism in literature
Romanticism -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
France -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
North America -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
Africa -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 18th century
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