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India and women's poetry of the 1830s: femininity and the picturesque in the poetry of Emma Roberts and Letitia Elizabeth Landon

ní Fhlathúin, Máire

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Máire ní Fhlathúin maire.nifhlathuin@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This analysis of women’s writing on colonial India studies their work against the accounts of the picturesque and its function in colonial writing on India established by Sara Suleri and Nigel Leask. Roberts and Landon both work within this tradition, but ultimately find it inadequate to contain their explorations of domestic as well as colonial femininity. At this point, they supplement the poetic with other forms: prose versions, epigraphs or endnotes. These have the effect of drawing attention to and disrupting the ‘screen effect’ of the picturesque and explore those ‘more shattering aspects of [India’s] difference’ (Suleri), which it was normally the woman writer’s function to alleviate.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Journal Women's Writing
Print ISSN 0969-9082
Electronic ISSN 0969-9082
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 2
APA6 Citation ní Fhlathúin, M. (2005). India and women's poetry of the 1830s: femininity and the picturesque in the poetry of Emma Roberts and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Women's Writing, 12(2), doi:10.1080/09699080500200345
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09699080500200345
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09699080500200345
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Women's Writing, copyright Taylor & Francis; Women's Writing is available online at http://www.tandfonline.....1080/09699080500200345

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