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Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920 – Resistance in Interaction - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction

Elleke Boehmer


This book explores the political co-operations and textual connections which linked anti-colonial, nationalist, and modernist groups and individuals in the empire in the years 1890-1920. By developing the key motifs of lateral interaction and colonial interdiscursivity, this book builds a picture of the imperial world as an intricate network of surprising contacts and margin-to-margin interrelationships, and of modernism as a far more constellated cultural phenomenon than previously understood. Individual case studies consider Irish support for the Boers in 1899-1902, the path-breaking radical ... More

Keywords: anti-colonialism, nationalism, modernism, Sister Nivedita, Aurobindo Ghose, Sol Plaatje, W. B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, Leonard Woolf, Frantz Fanon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184454.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elleke Boehmer, author
Elleke Boehmer is Hildred Carlile Professor of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
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