Exploding taxonomies, exhibiting textuality: J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur

Boccardi, M. (2009) Exploding taxonomies, exhibiting textuality: J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur. In: Patey, C. and Scuriatti, L., eds. (2009) The Exhibit in the Text: The Museological Practices of Literature. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 241-255. ISBN 9783039113774

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Abstract

The essay examines how collecting and textual accumulation provided the British Empire with a range of symbolic practices to extert indirect control over the colonised territory. The chapter centres on J.G. Farrell's satire of imperial ideology in his 1973 novel The Siege of Krishnapur, to argue that in a post-imperial context such practices acquire metafictional value.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:taxonomies, textuality, J.G. Farrell, The Seige of Krishnapur
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:15991
Deposited By: Dr M. Boccardi
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 13:42
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:06

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