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Collaborative Form. Studies in the Relations of the Arts (review)

Collaborative Form. Studies in the Relations of the Arts (review) Collaborative Form. Studies in the Relations of the Arts (review) Mechthild Cranston The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 156-157 (Review) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0006 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415081/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS work of the "Problematic Shores," Crusoe captures the colonial/imperial imag- ination to the present day. The first chapter, "The Latitudes of Empire: Jules Verne's Mysterious Is- lands," reviews Verne's appeal to the "white, Uterate, British male" (29) as it transformed the model of Crusoe by replacing authorial voice with scientific discourse. Chapter 2, "Islands of CivUity, Seas of Savagery," points to The Coral Island's equation of moral order and linguistic truth, explores The Swiss Family Robinson's substitution of the name of God for the mother-country, and sets Marryat's Masterman Ready in the context of the Separatist view chaUenged by the Colonial Reform Movement. To the high moralism critics generally find in these three island tales, Loxley opposes the morality of "mili- tarism, warfare, aggression, and violence, a reification of the language efforce which acts in aU cases as the correlative to the exaltation of national assertiveness" (117). Chapter 3, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Collaborative Form. Studies in the Relations of the Arts (review)

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Collaborative Form. Studies in the Relations of the Arts (review) Mechthild Cranston The Comparatist, Volume 16, May 1992, pp. 156-157 (Review) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1992.0006 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415081/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:12 GMT from JHU Libraries REVIEWS work of the "Problematic Shores," Crusoe captures the colonial/imperial imag- ination to the present day. The first chapter, "The Latitudes of Empire: Jules Verne's Mysterious Is- lands," reviews Verne's appeal to the "white, Uterate, British male" (29) as it transformed the model of Crusoe by replacing authorial voice with scientific discourse. Chapter 2, "Islands of CivUity, Seas of Savagery," points to The Coral Island's equation of moral order and linguistic truth, explores The Swiss Family Robinson's substitution of the name of God for the mother-country, and sets Marryat's Masterman Ready in the context of the Separatist view chaUenged by the Colonial Reform Movement. To the high moralism critics generally find in these three island tales, Loxley opposes the morality of "mili- tarism, warfare, aggression, and violence, a reification of the language efforce which acts in aU cases as the correlative to the exaltation of national assertiveness" (117). Chapter 3,

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