Excavating the borders of literary Anglo-Saxonism in nineteenth-century Britain and Australia
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Comparing nineteenth-century British and Australian Anglo-Saxonist literature enables a "decentered" exploration of Anglo-Saxonism's intersections with national, imperial, and colonial discourses, challenging assumption that this discourse was an uncritical vehicle of English nationalism and British manifest destiny. Far from reflecting a stable imperial center, evocations of 'ancient Englishness' in British literature were polyvalent and self-contesting, while in Australian literature they offered a response to colonization and emerging knowledge about the vast age of Indigenous Australian cultures.
D'Arcens , L & Jones , C 2013 , ' Excavating the borders of literary Anglo-Saxonism in nineteenth-century Britain and Australia ' Representations , vol. 121 , no. 1 , 121 , pp. 85-106 . DOI: 10.1525/rep.2013.121.1.85
Published as Louise D’arcens and Chris Jones. 2013. Excavating the Borders of Literary Anglo-Saxonism in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Australia. Representations, Vol. 121, No. 1 (Winter 2013), pp. 85-106. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org/r/ucal)] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center, http://www.copyright.com
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