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British Poetry and National Identity en route, 1824-1868
Jason Rudy, University of Maryland, College Park

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Floating Worlds: Émigré Poetry and British Culture (Article)
Title: Floating Worlds: Émigré Poetry and British Culture
Author: James R. Rudy
Abstract: Victorian emigrant ships headed to the Australian colonies carried printing presses and published newspapers on board for the entertainment of passengers; the emigrants themselves generated most of the content. Based on archival work in Australia, South Africa, and England, this essay analyzes poetry published in these ship newspapers, and shows how emigrant poems engage both nostalgically and parodically with canonic poetry of the period: works by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Thomas Hood. Shipboard emigrant poems showcase the process of transition from home to abroad, British citizen to colonial subject; they offer an important view into the culture of Victorian emigration and colonialism.
Year: 2014
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Format: Journal
Periodical Title: ELH Volume 81, Number 1
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies (Book)
Title: Imagined Homelands: British Poetry in the Colonies
Author: Jason R. Rudy
Abstract: In tracing the histories of these poems and the poets who wrote them, this book provides an alternate account of nineteenth-century British poetry and, more broadly, of settler colonial culture.
Year: 2017
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781421423920
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes