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Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism, and the Fin de Siècle

My first book, based on my Stanford dissertation (supervised by Mary Louise Pratt), was entitled Exotic Memories: Literature, Colonialism and the Fin de siècle: I there examined late nineteenth-century exoticism and its thwarted desire for an “elsewhere,” focusing in particular on Jules Verne, Pierre Loti, Joseph Conrad, and Victor Segalen. The concluding chapter brought the story of European exoticism forward to the 1960s and ‘70s with a consideration of the role of neo-exoticism in the work of Italian writer and film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

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