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Title British Women Travellers : Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870 / edited by Sutapa Dutta
Edition First edition
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Series Routledge Research in Gender and History Ser. ; v.37
Routledge Research in Gender and History Ser
Contents Introduction Sutapa Dutta Part I: On the Continent, Framing "Britishness" 1. Colonising the French: Elizabeth Inchbald's Cultural Appropriation Ben P. Robertson 2. Views of an "Overthrown" Kingdom: Britishness and Otherness in The Spanish Journal of Elizabeth Holland Antonio Calvo Maturana 3. Roman Monuments, Ruins and Remains: British Women Travellers' Perception of Historical Heritage in the Early 19th Century Barbara Tetti 4. On Terrains of the Other Empire: Mary Holderness' Account of Her Residence in Early 19th-Century Crimea Nataliia Voloshkova Part II: In the Colonies, Defining "Non-British" 5. The Politics of Feasting: Janet Schaw's Sensory Experience of the West Indies Georgina Elisabeth Munn 6. Creating a "More Popular Work": The Lasting Influence of Maria Graham's Journal of a Residence in India (1812) Lacy Marschalk 7. The Memsahibs' Gaze: Representation of the Zenana in India Sutapa Dutta 8. Gossip, Mosquitos, and "Well-Made" Men: Isabella Fane's Vision of Colonial India Shannon Derby 9. "Servant of the Cross": Identity, Travel and Colonial Culture in the Letters of Mary Moffat in South Africa Michelle Adler 10. An "Honorary Man" in the Holy Land?: Mary Eliza Rogers, Gender, and British Protestant Imperialism Sarah Irving Part III: In the Settler Colonies, Furthering the "Other" British 11. "English, Yet Essentially Un-English": Female Constructions of Imperial Belonging in Melbourne, 1850-1870 Sophie Cooper 12. In Search of the Romantic Aesthetic: British Women Travellers in 19th-Century America Justyna FruziƄska 13. Carriage and Canoe: The Material Vessels of Anna Brownell Jameson's Voyage in Upper Canada Sophie Anne Edwards
Summary This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women's engagement with Empire and British identity, and was inextricably linked with the issue of identity formation. With a capacious geographical canvas, this volume examines the multifaceted relations and negotiations of British women travellers in a range of different imperial contexts across continents from America, Africa, Europe to Australia
Notes Sutapa Dutta is a Fellow at IIAS, Shimla, and teaches in the Department of English, Gargi College, University of Delhi
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Subject Travelers' writings, British -- 18th century
Travelers' writings, British -- 19th century
Women travelers -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Women travelers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / General
HISTORY / Social History
Travelers' writings, British.
Women travelers.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dutta, Sutapa
ISBN 0429325061