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Representations of the Indian Subcontinent in a Variety of Texts Echo Similar Allusions to Sublimity

       Throughout this semester, I have been particularly interested in the Indian sublime and its relevance to Homi Bhahbha’s theories in ’Signs Taken For Wonders’. In many texts we’ve read, key emblems or characters operate as signifiers for the Indian sublime, illustrated visually by the Daniell paintings we studied thoroughly both in class and in blog discussions. 529 more words

Orientalism

Paradise-Hell: De Quincey and Milton

I, like ANDRIANNAKYEATTS in her post, De Quincey:  Happiness and Milton, also took an interest in De Quincey’s use of John Milton in Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.   460 more words

Opium And Empire (4/10)

When I read back through my notebooks and look back through my newspaper cuttings my life seems like a terrible drug-addled nightmare

When I read back through my notebooks, and look back through my newspaper cuttings, my life seems like a terrible drug-addled nightmare. A series of opium dreams, like Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique written while in love with the actress Harriet Smithson. 229 more words