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作者 Nocentelli-Truett, Carmen
書名 Islands of love: Europe, "India", and interracial romance (Luis de Camoes, Portugal, Jan Huygen van Linschoten, The Netherlands, Bartolome Leonardo de Argensola, Spain, John Fletcher, John Dryden)
國際標準書號 0496757091
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說明 153 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-04, Section: A, page: 1358
Advisers: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Stephen Orgel
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2004
This study discusses the role of interracial romance in the discourses of early modern expansion into South and Southeast Asia. I focus on poems, travelogues, histories, and plays---including Camoes's Os Lusiadas, van Linschoten's Itinerario, Argensola's Conquista de las islas Malucas, Fletcher's The Island Princess, and Dryden's Amboyna---that juggle the mutually constituted categories of race, class, and gender in an effort to celebrate and naturalize certain structures of dominance both at home and abroad. Taken collectively, these texts compellingly suggest that the 'mixed' heterosexual couple played a crucial function in plots of nation-making and empire-building. While the pragmatics of these imbricated projects varied enormously, interracial romance defined an area where their discursive strategies remained relatively consistent: by privileging certain cultural competencies and dictating certain sexual prescriptions, they marked the boundaries of an emerging modern (European, bourgeois) subjectivity
School code: 0212
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-04A
主題 Literature, Comparative
Literature, Romance
Literature, Germanic
Literature, English
Alt Author Stanford University
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