Der koloniale Raum als Reflexionsraum der Modernisierung. Postkoloniale Kulturkritik am Leitfaden von Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness in deutsch- und englischsprachigen Romanen und Filmen der Gegenwart

Punte, Karin Vivien (2021) Der koloniale Raum als Reflexionsraum der Modernisierung. Postkoloniale Kulturkritik am Leitfaden von Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness in deutsch- und englischsprachigen Romanen und Filmen der Gegenwart. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The study is an investigation of responses to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in German and English language literary and cinematic fictions. These fictions extend a critique of modernity implicit in Conrad's critique of colonialism. Through comparative Anglo-German literary and film analysis, the study intervenes in the ongoing debate about postcolonialism as "the restrospective re-phrasing of Modernity within the framework of 'globalisation'" (Hall 1996). Involving 'the imperial regulation of land, the discipline of the soul, and the creation of truth" (Turner 1990), modernity is significant in colonial discourse as it separates colonizing and colonized cultures as 'modern' and 'pre-modern'. The thesis starts by mapping historical and theoretical context, followed by a rereading of Conrad’s novella as a critique of both colonialism and modernity. The third part deals with case studies of post-1960s literary and cinematic sources responding to Conrad while also casting their postcolonial critique as a critique of modernity.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Göttsche, Dirk
Jackson, Joe
Uecker, Matthias
Keywords: colonialism, postcolonialism, modernity, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, V.S. Naipaul, Urs Widmer, Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola, David Dabydeen, Max Blaeulich, Apocalypse Now, Aguirre - Wrath of God, A Bend in the River, Im Kongo, The Intended
Subjects: P Language and literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and literature > PR English literature
P Language and literature > PT Germanic literature
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Item ID: 66049
Depositing User: Punte, Karin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2021 04:40
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 04:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/66049

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