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Author Stroh, Silke, author.

Title Gaelic Scotland in the colonial imagination : anglophone writing from 1600 to 1900 / Silke Stroh.

Publication Info. Chicago : Northwestern University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (340 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. The modern nation-state and its others : civilizing missions at home and abroad, ca. 1600 to 1800 -- ch. 2. Anglophone literature of civilization and the hybridized Gaelic subject : Martin Martin's travel writings -- ch. 3. The reemergence of the primitive other? : noble savagery and the Romantic age -- ch. 4. From flirtations with Romantic otherness to a more integrated national synthesis : "gentleman savages" in Walter Scott's novel Waverley -- ch. 5. Of Celts and Teutons : racial biology and anti-Gaelic discourse, ca. 1780-1860 -- ch. 6. Racist reversals : appropriating racial typology in late nineteenth-century Pro-Gaelic discourse.
Summary Can Scotland be considered an English colony? Is its experience and literature comparable to that of overseas postcolonial countries? Or are such comparisons no more than victimology to mask Scottish complicity in the British Empire and justify nationalism? These questions have been heatedly debated in the aftermath of the 2014 referendum on independence and amid a continuing campaign for more autonomy. Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination offers an introduction to the emerging field of postcolonial Scottish studies, assessing both its potential and limitations to promote further interdisciplinary dialogue. Accessible to readers from various backgrounds, the book combines overviews of theoretical, social, and cultural contexts with detailed case studies of literary and nonliterary texts. Silke Stroh shows how the image of Scotland's Gaelic margins changed under the influence of the emergence of the modern nation-state and the rise of overseas colonialism.
Note Print version record.
Subject Postcolonialism in literature.
Celts in literature.
Scottish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Scottish literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Celts in literature. (OCoLC)fst00850429
Postcolonialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst01073035
Scottish literature. (OCoLC)fst01109206
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Stroh, Silke. Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination : Anglophone Writing from 1600 to 1900. Chicago : Northwestern University Press, 2016 9780810134034
ISBN 9780810134041 (electronic bk.)
0810134047 (electronic bk.)
9780810134058 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0810134055 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780810134034 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0810134039 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745299
CHNEW 000978360
CHVBK 504727443
GBVCP 877812136

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