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EMPIRES AND REVOLUTIONS:
Cunninghame Graham and His Contemporaries

Occasional Papers series No. 22

Edited by Carla Sassi and Silke Stroh

Published in: Paperback.
By: Scottish Literature International, Glasgow, August 2017.
Price: £12.95 / €17.95
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ISBN 9781908980250


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The European age of empires launched a process of capitalist globalisation that continues to the present day. It is also inextricably linked with the spread of revolutionary discourses (in terms of race, nation or social class): the quest for emancipation, political independence, and economic equality. Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936), in both his life and his oeuvre, most effectively represents the complex interaction between imperial and revolutionary discourses in this dramatic period. Throughout his life he was an outspoken critic of injustice and inequality, and his appreciation of the demands and customs of diverse territories and contrasting cultures were hallmarks of his life, his political ideas, and his writing. These essays explore the expression of these ideas in the works of Cunninghame Graham and of other Scottish writers of the period.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction
  • R. B. Cunninghame Graham: Janiform Genius (Cedric Watts)
  • The Local and the Global: The Multiple Contexts of Cunninghame Graham (John M. MacKenzie)
  • Anti-Slavery Discourse in Three Adventure Stories by R. M. Ballantyne (Jochen Petzold)
  • Don Roberto on Doughty Deeds; or, Slavery and Family History in the Scottish Renaissance (Michael Morris)
  • Empire and Globalisation in John Francis Campbell’s My Circular Notes (Jessica Homberg-Schramm)
  • Nineteenth-Century Argentine Literature and the Writings of R. B. Cunninghame Graham (Richard Niland)
  • R. B. Cunninghame Graham and the Argentinean Angelito (Jennifer Hayward)
  • Opposing Racism and Imperialism: Isabella Fyvie Mayo’s search for literary space(s), 1880–1914 (Lindy Moore)
  • The Empire in Cunninghame Graham’s Parliamentary Speeches and Early Writings, 1885–1900 (Lachlan Munro)
  • White-Skinned Barbarians in Selected Tales by R. B. Cunninghame Graham (John C. McIntyre)
  • Violet Jacob on Capital Relation: Local and Global Flows of Privilege and (Im)mobility (Arianna Introna)
  • Notes on Contributors

 

 

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