Romance of the New World by Joan Pong Linton
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Romance of the New World
By Joan Pong Linton

The Romance of the New World

Gender and the Literary Formations of English Colonialism

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Romance of the New World by Joan Pong Linton

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This book studies the lively interplay between popular romances and colonial narratives during a crucial period when the values of a redefined patriarchy converged with the motives of an expansionist economy. Joan Pong Linton argues that the emergent romance figure of the husband (subsuming the roles of soldier and merchant) embodies the ideal of productive masculinity with which Englishmen defined their identity in America, justifying their activities of piracy, trade and settlement. At the same time, colonial narratives, in putting this masculinity to the test, often contradict and raise doubts about the ideal, and these doubts prompt individual romances to a self-conscious reflection on English cultural assumptions and colonial motives. Hence colonial experience reveals not just the 'romance of empire' but also the impact of the New World on English identity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521594578
ISBN-10: 052159457X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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