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Malaria and Victorian fictions of empire

Author: Jessica Howell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
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The impact of malaria on humankind has been profound. Focusing on depictions of this iconic 'disease of empire' in nineteenth-century and postcolonial fiction, Jessica Howell shows that authors such as Charles Dickens, Henry James, H. Rider Haggard, Olive Schreiner and Rudyard Kipling did not simply adopt the discourses of malarial containment and cure offered by colonial medicine. Instead, these authors adapted and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Howell
ISBN: 9781108693226 1108693229 9781108586962 1108586961
OCLC Number: 1085900377
Description: 1 online resource (x, 238 pages).
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
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The impact of malaria on humankind has been profound. Focusing on depictions of this iconic 'disease of empire' in nineteenth-century and postcolonial fiction, Jessica Howell shows that authors such as Charles Dickens, Henry James, H. Rider Haggard, Olive Schreiner and Rudyard Kipling did not simply adopt the discourses of malarial containment and cure offered by colonial medicine. Instead, these authors adapted and rewrote some common associations with malarial images such as swamps, ruins, mosquitoes, blood, and fever. They also made use of the unique potential of fiction by incorporating chronic, cyclical illness, bodily transformation and adaptation within the very structures of their novels. Howell's study also examines the postcolonial literature of Amitav Ghosh and Derek Walcott, arguing that these authors use the multivalent and subversive potential of malaria in order to rewrite the legacies of colonial medicine.

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