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Staging Blackness and Performing Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century German Drama
Wendy Sutherland

Staging Blackness and Performing Whiteness in Eighteenth-Century German Drama

Focusing on eighteenth-century cultural production, Wendy Sutherland argues that German bourgeois dramas by Friedrich Wilhelm Ziegler, Ernst Lorenz Rathlef, Heinrich von Kleist, Theodor Körner (and a novella by Heinrich von Kleist on which Körner's play was based) played a significant role in constructing whiteness. Situated within the framework of the transatlantic slave trade, her book shows that the eighteenth-century German stage engaged with ...

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The Child Savage, 1890–2010
Edited by Elisabeth Wesseling

The Child Savage, 1890–2010

From Comics to Games

This volume traces twentieth-century migrations of the child-savage analogy from colonial into postcolonial discourse across a wide range of old and new media, including films, textbooks, children's literature, periodicals, comic strips, children's radio, toys, and digital games. In particular, the collection takes up the important questions ...

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The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britain
Edited by Deirdre H. McMahon and Janet C. Myers

The Objects and Textures of Everyday Life in Imperial Britain

Focusing on everyday life in nineteenth-century Britain and its imperial possessions—from preparing tea to cleaning the kitchen, from packing for imperial adventures to arranging home décor—the essays in this collection analyze the idiosyncratic and ideological contours of materiality, thus demonstrating how the use of nitty-gritty elements influenced the ways that tenets of domesticity were established as central to individual happiness, national ...

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Shelley's Radical Stages
Dana Van Kooy

Shelley's Radical Stages

Performance and Cultural Memory in the Post-Napoleonic Era

Dana Van Kooy draws critical attention to Percy Bysshe Shelley as a dramatist and argues that his dramas represent a critical paradigm of romanticism in which history is 'staged'. This book examines each of Shelley’s dramas as a radical cultural performance that reformulates the familiar experiences of war, revolution, slavery and domestic ...

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Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture
Edited by Michael R. Griffiths

Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture

How do processes of public memory such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa precipitate justice and recompense? When do such techniques, performances, and displays of memory obscure and elide aspects of the history of colonial governmentality? This collection addresses these and other questions in essays that take up the varied legacies, continuities, modes of memorialization, and poetics of remaking that attend colonial governmentality ...

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Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century
Edited by Kate Hill

Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Texts, Images, Objects

Interrogating the multiple ways travel was narrated and mediated, this interdisciplinary collection examines the personal, public, and imperial modalities of nineteenth-century travel. Whether focusing on tourism, exploration, art, literature, technology, or material culture, these essays show how multiple narratives circulated, cross-fertilised ...

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Locating American Art
Edited by Cynthia Fowler

Locating American Art

Finding Art's Meaning in Museums, Colonial Period to the Present

How does museum location shape interpretation of an art object? Providing a close examination of works of American art in relation to gallery and museum location, this anthology presents case studies of paintings, sculpture, photographs, and other media that explore the relationship between location and the prescribed meaning of art. It provides ...

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Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750
Abby Chandler

Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750

Steering Toward England

From the seventeenth-century various colonial administrations all consciously measured their laws against that of England, whether their intention was imitation of or conscious opposition to, established English legal system. In order to trace the shifting and contested relationships between colonial laws and English laws, this book focuses ...

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