Joseph Conrad and the Adventure Tradition : Constructing and Deconstructing the Imperial Subject

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Joseph Conrad and the Adventure Tradition : Constructing and Deconstructing the Imperial Subject

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521416061
  • DDC分類 823.912

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Nineteenth-century adventure fiction relating to the British empire usually served to promote, celebrate and justify the imperial project, asserting the essential and privileging difference between 'us' and 'them', colonizing and colonized. Andrea White's study opens with an examination of popular exploration literature in relation to later adventure stories, showing how a shared view of the white man in the tropics authorized the European intrusion into other lands. She then sets the fiction of Joseph Conrad in this context, showing how Conrad in fact demythologized and disrupted the imperial subject constructed in earlier writing, by simultaneously - with the modernist's double vision - admiring man's capacity to dream but applauding the desire to condemn many of its consequences. She argues that the very complexity of Conrad's work provided an alternative, and more critical, means of evaluating the experience of empire.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Constructing the imperial subject:
nineteenth-century travel writing
2. Adventure fiction: a special case
3. Them and us: a useful and appealing fiction
4. The shift toward subversion: the case of
Rider Haggard
5. Travel writing and adventure fiction as
shaping discourses for Conrad
6. Almayer's Folly
7. An Outcast of the Islands
8. The African fictions: (I) - An Outpost of
Progress
9. The African fictions: (II) - Heart of
Darkness.