Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires

Richter, Virginia; Buchenau, Barbara; Denger, Marijke Katrijn (eds.) (2015). Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires. Leiden/Boston: Brill Rodopi

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Empires as political entities may be a thing of the past, but as a concept, empire is alive and kicking. From heritage tourism and costume dramas to theories of the imperial idea(l): empire sells. Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires presents innovative scholarship on the lives and legacies of empires in diverse media such as literature, film, advertising, and the visual arts. Though rooted in real space and history, the post-empire and its twin, the post-imperial, emerge as ungraspable ideational constructs. The volume convincingly establishes empire as welcoming resistance and affirmation, introducing post-empire imaginaries as figurations that connect the archives and repertoires of colonial nostalgia, postcolonial critique, post-imperial dreaming.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Richter, Virginia; Buchenau, Barbara and Denger, Marijke Katrijn

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages

ISBN:

978-9004300705

Publisher:

Brill Rodopi

Language:

English

Submitter:

Leona Josefine Irmgard Goop

Date Deposited:

10 Sep 2015 08:27

Last Modified:

29 Jan 2019 13:37

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71454

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