By Kimberly Snyder Manganelli
The tragic mulatta used to be a inventory determine in nineteenth-century American literature, an enticing mixed-race girl who grew to become a casualty of the colour line. The tragic muse used to be an both everyday determine in Victorian British tradition, an unique and inviting Jewish actress whose occupation positioned her along the “fallen woman.”
In Transatlantic Spectacles of Race, Kimberly Manganelli argues that the tragic mulatta and tragic muse, who've heretofore been learn individually, needs to be understood as aspects of a similar phenomenon. In either situations, the eroticized and racialized girl physique is wear public show, as a hugely engaging commodity within the nineteenth-century market. Tracing those figures via American, British, and French literature and tradition, Manganelli constructs a number of unusual literary genealogies, from Zelica to Daniel Deronda, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Lady Audley’s Secret. Bringing jointly a powerful array of cultural texts that incorporates novels, melodramas, trip narratives, diaries, and illustrations, Transatlantic Spectacles of Race finds the worth of transcending literary, nationwide, and racial boundaries.
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Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse (The American Literatures Initiative) by Kimberly Snyder Manganelli