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Anglo-American affinities and antagonisms 1854–1936

This book addresses the special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. It argues that Britain's foreign policy challenges the dominant idea that its power has been waning and that it sees itself as the junior partner to the hegemonic US. The book also shows how at moments of international crisis successive British governments have attempted to re-play the same foreign policy role within the special relationship. It discusses the power of a profoundly antagonistic relationship between Mark Twain and Walter Scott. The book demonstrates Stowe's mis-reading and mis-representation of the Highland Clearances. It explains how Our Nig, the work of a Northern free black, also provides a working-class portrait of New England farm life, removed from the frontier that dominates accounts of American agrarian life. Telegraphy - which transformed transatlantic relations in the middle of the century- was used by spiritualists as a metaphor for the ways in which communications from the other world could be understood. The story of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship is discussed. Beside Sarah Orne Jewett's desk was a small copy of the well-known Raeburn portrait of Sir Walter Scott. Henry James and George Eliot shared a transatlantic literary network which embodied an easy flow of mutual interest and appreciation between their two milieux. In her autobiography, Gertrude Stein assigns to her lifelong companion the repeated comment that she has met three geniuses in her life: Stein, Picasso, and Alfred North Whitehead.

Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley
Alison Easton

7 Nation making and fiction making: Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley Alison Easton ‘Writing something entirely different’ Beside Sarah Orne Jewett’s desk where she would have seen it every time she looked up was a small copy of the well-known Raeburn portrait of Sir Walter Scott. No critic has commented on this, yet Scott was important to her. As she remarks in a 1905 letter to her dearest friend and companion, Annie Fields,‘How one admires that great man more and more’.1 So, what was New England’s most notable, late

in Special relationships
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Janet Beer
Bridget Bennett

Phillis to show that, on the other side of the Atlantic, there was a concomitant frustration with the restraints of the pastoral mode. His essay provides a new and challenging context for Our Nig: an investigation into genre, moving beyond the slave narrative to what it means to see the text as – in his term – ‘apastoral’. Class and nationhood are at the forefront of Alison Easton’s interpretation of Sarah Orne Jewett’s The Tory Lover. Jewett was a lifelong admirer of Walter Scott, particularly the Waverley novels, and Easton argues that she used Scott in order to

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Roddy Doyle’s hyphenated identities
Eva Roa White

’m black an’ I’m proud: Re-inventing Irishness in Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments’, College Literature 25.2: 45–57. Reddy, Maureen T. (2005). ‘Reading and writing race in Ireland: Roddy Doyle and Metro Éireann’, Irish University Review 35.2: 374–88. White, Eva Roa (2010). ‘From emigration to immigration: Irishness in The Irish Short Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Roddy Doyle’s The Deportees’, in David Clark and Rubén Jarazo Álvarez (eds), In the Wake of the Tiger: Irish Studies in the Twentieth-First Century. Oleiros: Netbiblo, 103–10. Yau, Nicola (2007). ‘Celtic Tiger

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland