By Pamela J. Albert
Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century revisits eighteenth-century cultural artifacts throughout the lens of artistic works produced via modern writers Beryl Gilroy (Guyana), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), and David Dabydeen (Guyana). whereas early reports of post-colonization literature fascinated with how revisions of old works "write again" to the British empire, this learn argues that trans-historical, cross-cultural dialogues additionally demonstrate the worldwide complexity of eighteenth-century cultural varieties (i.e. the periodical essay, shuttle narrative, pantomime, satirical engraving, and slave narrative). by means of reworking the wide-spread kind of their eighteenth-century assets, the African and Caribbean writers during this learn strategically name cognizance to the modes of storytelling used by eighteenth-century writers Richard Steele, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan rapid, William Hogarth, Isaac Bickerstaff, and Ignatius Sancho, and in this case divulge how the encounters, exchanges, and acts of resistance occurring worldwide stimulated aesthetic experimentation in England. Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century is therefore a reconsideration of eighteenth-century literature, paintings, and drama. even if, simply because those engagements with British literature, paintings, and drama simultaneously mirror twentieth-century encounters with neocolonial oppression, political violence, and racism, this examine additionally proposes that engagements with the British eighteenth century double as inquiries into even if the fashionable international has stepped forward because the eighteenth century.
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Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory) by Pamela J. Albert