Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature

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The Sublimation of Desire to Apocalyptic Passion in Defoes Crusoe Trilogy
3
Lady Mary Wortley Montagus Sapphic Vision
21
The Guise of Friendship
44
Queering the New Imperialism
63
Lingering Pleasures Perverted Texts Colonial Desire in Kiplings AngloIndia
65
Fantasies of Lady Pioneers between Narrative and Theory
90
Redressing the Empire Anthony Trollope and British Gender Anxiety in The Banks of the Jordan
115
Centurys End Conrads Queer Indirections
133
Homoerotic Heroics Domestic Discipline Conrad and Fords Romance
172
Other Colonialisms
193
Only Cathect Queer Heirs and Narrative Desires in Howards End
195
Unarm Eros Adventure Homoeroticism and Divine Order in Prester John
223
Many Lips Will I Kiss The Queer Foreplay of the East in Russian Aestheticism
241
SexRace Wars on the Frontier Homosexuality and Colonialism in The Golden Notebook
261
Rethinking Colonial Discourse Analysis and Queer Studies
295
Contributors
323

From Mimicry to Menace Conrad and LateVictorian Masculinity
135
Girl What? Did I Mention a Girl? The Economy of Desire in Heart of Darkness
152
Index
327
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Page 9 - 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 88 - 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 x - 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 153 - 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 9 - ... 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 8 - 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 140 - The menace of mimicry is its double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority.
Page 185 - ... 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 146 - 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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