Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature

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Contents

The Sublimation of Desire to Apocalyptic Passion in Defoes Crusoe Trilogy
5
Lady Mary Wortley Montagus Sapphic Vision
23
The Guise of Friendship
46
Queering the New Imperialism
65
Lingering Pleasures Perverted Texts Colonial Desire in Kiplings AngloIndia
67
Fantasies of Lady Pioneers between Narrative and Theory
92
Redressing the Empire Anthony Trollope and British Gender Anxiety in The Banks of the Jordan
117
Centurys End Conrads Queer Indirections
135
Homoerotic Heroics Domestic Discipline Conrad and Fords Romance
174
Other Colonialisms
195
Only Cathect Queer Heirs and Narrative Desires in Howards End
197
Unarm Eros Adventure Homoeroticism and Divine Order in Prester John
225
Many Lips Will I Kiss The Queer Foreplay of the East in Russian Aestheticism
243
SexRace Wars on the Frontier Homosexuality and Colonialism in The Golden Notebook
263
Rethinking Colonial Discourse Analysis and Queer Studies
299
Contributors
327

From Mimicry to Menace Conrad and LateVictorian Masculinity
137
Girl What? Did I Mention a Girl? The Economy of Desire in Heart of Darkness
154
Index
331
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Page 11 - His hair was long and black, not curled like wool; his forehead very high and large, and a great vivacity and sparkling sharpness in his eyes.
Page 90 - Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat...
Page xii - We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern ; a class of persons, Indian in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals, and in intellect.
Page 155 - I don't know why - a queer feeling came to me that I was an impostor: Odd thing that I, who used to clear out for any part of the world at twenty-four hours...
Page 11 - ... not very easy to describe. His face was round and plump ; his nose small, not flat like the negroes ; a very good mouth, thin lips, and his fine teeth well set, and white as ivory.
Page 10 - He was a comely, handsome fellow, perfectly well made, with straight strong limbs, not too large, tall and well shaped, and as I reckon, about twenty-six years of age. He had a very good countenance, not a fierce and surly aspect ; but seemed to have something very manly in his face ; and yet he had all the sweetness and softness of an European in his countenance too, especially when he smiled.
Page 142 - The menace of mimicry is its double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority.
Page 187 - ... of a supreme joy. The whole world, the whole of life, with her return, had changed all around me; it enveloped me, it enfolded me so lightly as not to be felt, so suddenly as not to be believed in, so completely that that whole meeting was an embrace, so softly that at last it lapsed into a sense of rest that was like the fall of a beneficent and welcome death. For suffering is the lot of man, but not inevitable failure or worthless despair which is without...
Page 148 - He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender, complex, excessively decadent; we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathized with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been overcivilised, and rotten, and without any knowledge of the meaning of life.

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