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    Abolishing romance: representing rape in Oroonoko

    Wiseman, Susan J. (2004) Abolishing romance: representing rape in Oroonoko. In: Carey, B. and Ellis, M. and Salih, S. (eds.) Discourses of Slavery and Abolition Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 45-62. ISBN 9780230522602.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Discourses of Slavery and Abolition brings together for the first time the most important strands of current thinking on the relationship between slavery and categories of writing, oratory and visual culture in the 'long' Eighteenth-century. The book begins by examining writing about slavery and race by both philosophers and by authors such as Aphra Behn. It considers self-representation in the works of Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, James Williams and Mary Prince. The final section reads literary and cultural texts associated with the abolition movements of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, moving beyond traditional accounts of the documents of that movement to show the importance of religious writing, children's literature and the relationship between art and abolition.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: DOI: 10.1057/9780230522602
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 15:25
    Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 14:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23319

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