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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449850903064674|
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This essay concentrates on one of Kipling’s short-stories, ‘William the Conqueror’, first published in an American women’s magazine, and speculates on how a female audience might have caused Kipling to modify his (conventional) depiction of Anglo-Indian gender-relations. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben’s work and reviewing the history of colonial famine-relief, I suggest that the formal conjunction of the romance genre with the unusual setting of a famine-relief camp is the key to Kipling’s ‘gender-transactions’ in this story, and can be read as an indicator of the ‘biopolitical’ logic of the camp as a space of sovereign exception.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||Kipling, biopolitics, famine, romance, gender, colonialism|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > English|
|Depositing User:||Alex Tickell|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2011 08:43|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2013 22:42|
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