Response: Exoticism beyond Cosmopolitanism?

  title={Response: Exoticism beyond Cosmopolitanism?},
  author={Srinivas Aravamudan},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Fiction},
  pages={227 - 242}
ECF ISSN 0840-6286 | E-ISSN 1911-0243 | DOI: 10.3138/ecf.25.1.227 Copyright 2012 by Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University Srinivas Aravamudan is Dean of the Humanities at Duke University and Professor of English, Romance Studies, and the Literature Program. His areas of expertise are eighteenth-century British and French literature, postcolonial studies, and literary theory. Response: Exoticism beyond Cosmopolitanism? 
3 Citations
Colonizing the Canon: Metonymy and Metropolitan Fiction
Abstract:The geographical focus of the French realist and naturalist novel is overwhelmingly on metropolitan France. However, a postcolonial reading of these metropolitan novels reveals links toExpand
"The Wonders of India so Near our Front Doors": Consuming India, Imagining America
ABSTRACT:This article examines the period diaries or narratives of bourgeois white women from Salem, Massachusetts, to explore Salem as a contact zone or port through which goods and stories aboutExpand


Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688–1804
CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction: Colonialism and eighteenth-century studies Virtualizations Petting Oroonoko Piratical accounts The stoic's voice Levantinizations Lady Mary in the Hammam TheExpand
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
This brilliant, cross-disciplinary work challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. Appiah revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, whichExpand
Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship
Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1. World citizens in their own country: Wieland and Kant on moral cosmopolitanism and patriotism 2. Universal republic of world citizens or internationalExpand
Guru English: South Asian Religion in a Cosmopolitan Language
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter One: Theolinguistics: Orientalists, Brahmos, Vedantins, and Yogis 26 Chapter Two: From Indian Romanticism to Guru Literature 63 Chapter Three:Expand
Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity
The “Other”—source of fear and fascination; emblem of difference demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural diversity abound in the contemporary academic landscape. VictorExpand
The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art.
The Predicament of Culture is a critical ethnography of the West in its changing relations with other societies. Analyzing cultural practices such as anthropology, travel writing, collecting, andExpand
The libertine colony
Presenting incisive original readings of French writing about the Caribbean from the inception of colonization in the 1640s until the onset of the Haitian Revolution in the 1790s, Doris GarrawayExpand
Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel
Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how "Oriental" tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fictionExpand
Brecht and Method
An analysis of the connections between Brecht's drama and politics. The author argues that Brecht's method was a multi-layered process of reflection and self-reflection, reference and self-reference,Expand
The Empire of Love: Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality
In The Empire of Love anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli reflects on a set of ethical and normative claims about the governance of love, sociality, and the body that circulates in liberal settlerExpand