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Title:"That Indefinable Something Besides": Southern Africa, British Identity, and the Authorial Informant, 1883-1924
Author(s):Free, Melissa
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Valente, Joseph
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, African
Abstract:Generic innovation from Schreiner to Buchan reflects the mediation of tradition and modernity in South African space. Eschewing conventional gender roles in their interactions with Africans, British women in South Africa simultaneously bolster the Empire and liberate themselves. Confronting unfamiliar challenges to longstanding racial hierarchies, British men affirm the soundness of personal value systems correlated to Empire. The assertion of authority for the South African colonial, thus, is predicated not simply on Britishness, but on the situated negotiation of gender and race.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:267 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81456
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392017
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009


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