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Joseph Conrad's short story "An outpost of progress". A (post-)colonial Gothic reading



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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, , language: English, abstract: At first sight, postcolonial theories and Gothic writing appear to have barely features in common. On the one hand, Gothic as a genre flourished with Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto in 1764, which celebrated irrationality and explored "feelings, desires and passions which compromised the Enlightenment project of rationally calibrating all forms of knowledge and behaviours" (Smith and Hughes 1). In the succeeding decades, numerous writers trail Walpole by publishing their individual Gothic novels, e.g. Matthew Gregory Lewis' The Monk, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus. On the other hand, studies in colonialist discourse contemplate colonialisation and its aftermath on individuals, communities and cultures, emerging in the late 1970s as essence of literary criticism. Although both genres appear to focus on antithetic research domains considering time references as well as contexts, they still share their enthusiasm in questioning conceptions of rationality. Therefore, both study areas challenge issues, of which humans are incapable to explain. Thereby, the creation of an 'Other' is crucial. On the one hand, postcolonial and colonial domains challenge and attempt at standing reason for the clash of cultures with which colonisers and colonised people are confronted. On the other hand, emphasising the idea of transgression, Gothic fiction inhabits images of the Other as well, illustrating anew the impossibility for explanation. Joseph Conrad published his short story "An Outpost of Progress" in 1897 and collected it to his work Tales of Unrest in 1898. "An Outpost of Progress" has become subject to crucial criticism of imperialism, colonialisation and civilisation, by describing the story of two white men, Kayerts and Carlier, who are in charge of a trading post i






Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, , language: English, abstract: At first sight, postcolonial theories and Gothic writing appear to have barely features in common. On the one hand, Gothic as a genre flourished with Horace Walpole's novel The Castle of Otranto in 1764, which celebrated irrationality and explored "feelings, desires and passions which compromised the Enlightenment project of rationally calibrating all forms of knowledge and behaviours" (Smith and Hughes 1). In the succeeding decades, numerous writers trail Walpole by publishing their individual Gothic novels, e.g. Matthew Gregory Lewis' The Monk, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus. On the other hand, studies in colonialist discourse contemplate colonialisation and its aftermath on individuals, communities and cultures, emerging in the late 1970s as essence of literary criticism. Although both genres appear to focus on antithetic research domains considering time references as well as contexts, they still share their enthusiasm in questioning conceptions of rationality. Therefore, both study areas challenge issues, of which humans are incapable to explain. Thereby, the creation of an 'Other' is crucial. On the one hand, postcolonial and colonial domains challenge and attempt at standing reason for the clash of cultures with which colonisers and colonised people are confronted. On the other hand, emphasising the idea of transgression, Gothic fiction inhabits images of the Other as well, illustrating anew the impossibility for explanation. Joseph Conrad published his short story "An Outpost of Progress" in 1897 and collected it to his work Tales of Unrest in 1898. "An Outpost of Progress" has become subject to crucial criticism of imperialism, colonialisation and civilisation, by describing the story of two white men, Kayerts and Carlier, who are in charge of a trading post i


Joseph Conrad S Short Story An Outpost Of Progress A Post Colonial Gothic Reading Book Details Author Janine Evangelista Publisher GRIN Verlag ISBN 32 Size 11.94 MB Format PDF ePub Mobi Category Literary Criticism Languages en Anglistik  . Joseph Conrad wrote his story in 1897 and collected it to his work Tales of Unrestin 1898. Joseph Conrad published his short story An Outpost of Progress in 1897 and collected it to his work Tales of Unrest in 1898. Theoretical Approach Postcolonial Gothic. Joseph Conrad wrote his story in 1897 and collected it to his work Tales of Unrest in 1898.


The Outpost Of Progress

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies Literature grade 13 language English abstract At first sight postcolonial theories and Gothic writing appear to have barely features in common. Joseph Conrads short story An outpost of progress. A postcolonial Gothic reading.


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