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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Romantic Literature and the Colonised World

Lessons from Indigenous Translations

Authors: Hessell, Nikki

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  • Is the first​ book to consider indigenous-language translations of Romantic texts, with a special focus on the Pacific and Indian contexts that are now become central to discussions of global Romanticism 
  • Original approach that consists of subtle, mutually illuminating readings of some key Romantic literary texts in dialogue with later translations of them by writers in New Zealand, Hawaii, and India 
  • Looks at translations of texts by Wordsworth, Hemans and Burns, among others
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About this book

This book considers indigenous-language translations of Romantic texts in the British colonies. It argues that these translations uncover a latent discourse around colonisation in the original English texts. Focusing on poems by William Wordsworth, John Keats, Felicia Hemans, and Robert Burns, and on Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, it provides the first scholarly insight into the reception of major Romantic authors in indigenous languages, and makes a major contribution to the study of global Romanticism and its colonial heritage. The book demonstrates the ways in which colonial controversies around prayer, song, hospitality, naming, mapping, architecture, and medicine are drawn out by translators to make connections between Romantic literature, its preoccupations, and debates in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century colonial worlds.

About the authors

Nikki Hessell is a Senior Lecturer in English at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She is the author of Literary Authors, Parliamentary Reporters: Johnson, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Dickens (2012), and numerous articles on Romantic print culture and global Romanticism.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70933-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70932-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: April 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89015-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romantic Literature and the Colonised World
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Indigenous Translations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70933-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70933-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70932-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89015-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
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