Penelope Aubin and Narratives of Empire

@article{Kozaczka2012PenelopeAA,
  title={Penelope Aubin and Narratives of Empire},
  author={Edward J. Kozaczka},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Fiction},
  year={2012},
  volume={25},
  pages={199 - 225}
}
In Count de Vinevil and Lucinda, Penelope Aubin maps queer experiences among women onto her consideration of nascent British imperialism in order to protest and expose the limits of expansionist conservative discourses. Treating Aubin's texts as an occasion for reimagining literature's role in producing alternative modes of imperial and libidinal desire, I claim that, like many Tory women writers of her time, Aubin's convoluted narrative structure purposefully matches the complications of… Expand
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