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Chapter 2 - Economies of Scale from Aphra Behn to Sarah Scott

from Part II - The Colonial Body: From Behn to Goethe

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 September 2020

Peter Boxall
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University of Sussex
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This chapter reassesses the role of the novel in producing an economy of scale within which to picture the eighteenth-century body, under colonial conditions. It suggests that the novel of the period is driven by two imperatives, at once to produce an expanded picture of the body at a remove from itself and to produce an opposite image of a bound, organically complete body, which is proof against the alienating effects of colonial distance. The chapter then goes on to explore the first of these two drives, as it is expressed in the novel from from Aphra Behn to Daniel Defoe to Jonathan Swift and Sarah Scott.

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The Prosthetic Imagination
A History of the Novel as Artificial Life
, pp. 73 - 116
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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