Familial Feeling

Entangled Tonalities in Early Black Atlantic Writing and the Rise of the British Novel

by Elahe Haschemi Yekani

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Book Description

This open book discusses British literature as part of a network of global entangled modernities and shared aesthetic concerns, departing from the retrospective model of a postcolonial "writing back" to the centre. Accordingly, the narrative strategies in the texts of early Black Atlantic authors, like Equiano, Sancho, Wedderburn, and Seacole, and British canonical novelists, such as Defoe, Sterne, Austen, and Dickens, are framed as entangled tonalities. Via their engagement with discourses on slavery, abolition, and imperialism, these texts shaped an understanding of national belonging as a form of familial feeling. This study thus complicates the "rise of the novel" framework and British middle-class identity formation from a transnational perspective combining approaches in narrative studies with postcolonial and queer theory.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Familial Feeling ebook for free in PDF format (3.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Literature
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2021
Pages
301
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030586409
ISBN10
3030586405
ISBN13 Digital
9783030586416
ISBN10 Digital
3030586413
PDF Size
3.7 MB
License
CC BY

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