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The intimate empire : reading women's autobiography

Author: Gillian Whitlock
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 2000.
Series: Literature, culture, and identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Intimate Empire explores the interconnections between race, gender, autobiography and colonialism and uses a method of reading which looks for connections between very different autobiographical writings.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitlock, Gillian, 1953-
Intimate empire.
London ; New York : Cassell, 2000
(OCoLC)607467686
Named Person: Mary Prince; Mary Prince
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Whitlock
ISBN: 0304705993 9780304705993 0304706000 9780304706006
OCLC Number: 41361463
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Autobiography and slavery: Believing the History of Mary Prince --
Black and white --
The 'history' of Mary Prince --
Marginalia: oppositional reading --
Mr Pringle: editor --
Miss Strickland: the 'other' woman --
Authorization: reading the body of the slave --
Volatile bodies --
The return of Mary Prince --
2. Settler subjects --
Blood and milk: Roughing It in the Bush --
Colonizer and colonized --
Grosse Isle, summer 1832 --
Emigration in the time of cholera --
Conduct books: The Backwoods of Canada --
Autobiography and adjacency: Mr and Mrs Moodie --
Domesticity: the race made flesh --
3. Travelling in memory of slavery --
Britannia's daughters --
Jamaica: the legacy of the plantation --
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole --
Creole travelling --
Mary Gaunt: writing a master narrative --
The Buckra lady --
Romance and slavery --
4. Kenya: The land that never was --
Finding Karen Blixen --
Quartet; Blixen, Simpson, Markham and Huxley --
Dystopian autobiography: The Land That Never Was --
Autobiography at Independence: :The flaine Trees of Thika --
Out of Africa: the biography of the white hunter --
The new pioneer: West with the Night --
Smoke and mirrors --
5. Autobiography and resistance: --
Reading across the South --
Autobiography after Soweto --
Call Me Woman --
Black Australian autobiography --
Sally Morgan and Ruby Langfrd Ginibi: the making --
of Aboriginality --
Black writers/white readers --
Bodiless women --
6. In memory of the colonial child --
Autobiography ad topia --
A Childhood Perceived: Penelope Lively --
Under My Skin: Doris Lessing --
Rhodesia: the lost world --
Accessing the pst --
Reading across the Straits --
Connected reading: the agency of the reader --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Literature, culture, and identity.
Responsibility: Gillian Whitlock.
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