E. M. Forster among the Ruins

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Stuart Christie argues that E. M. Forster’s conative bodies—constituted by their material alliance with other bodies, in this case his Egyptian lover el’Adl, and the North African natural and built environs which surround them—make possible a new ethics of contact within the British Empire. Mixing material and textual encounters allows Forster to begin to re-make the colonizer-colonized relationship, demonstrating human imbrication in landscapes native and foreign, as well as the way in which bodies function as both barriers and bridges to the readability of othered spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffective Materialities
Subtitle of host publicationReorienting the Body in Modernist Literature
EditorsKara Watts, Molly Volanth Hall, Robin Hackett
PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780813057071
ISBN (Print)9780813056289
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

User-Defined Keywords

  • Othered space
  • E. M. Forster
  • British Empire


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