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The Idea of the Antipodes

Place, People, and Voices, 1st Edition

By Matthew Boyd Goldie

Routledge

242 pages

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This book will be the first study to focus exclusively on presentations of the antipodes. Taking into account maps, letters, book illustrations, travel writing, poetry, and drama, Goldie reveals that the history of the idea of the antipodes might be seen as different modes or discourses: mathematical and geographical in the earliest era, cartographical and kinetic in the medieval period, social and sexual in the Early Modern, sartorial and littoral in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and bodily and humorous in the latest era.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Greek and Roman Conceptions of Antipodes 2. Medieval Ideas of Antipodes 3. The Antipodes During the Early Modern Period: Richard Brome's The Antipodes 4. The Antipodes in 18th and 19th Century Travel Writing 5. The Antipodes in 20th Century Literature 6. Conclusion

About the Author

Matthew Boyd Goldie is Associate Professor of English at Rider University.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

Edited in collaboration with the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures presents a wide range of research into postcolonial literatures by specialists in the field. Volumes concentrate on writers and writing originating in previously (or presently) colonized areas, and include material from non-anglophone as well as anglophone colonies and literatures.

Part of our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections, this series considers postcolonial literature alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, religion, politics, and science. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Series editors: Donna Landry and Caroline Rooney

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LITERARY CRITICISM / General