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Imperialism and the abject Gothic double: Jane Goodwin Austin’s ‘After Three Thousand Years’

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Title Imperialism and the abject Gothic double: Jane Goodwin Austin’s ‘After Three Thousand Years’
 
Creator Kreuiter, Allyson
 
Subject — Jane Goodwin Austin; mummies; Imperialism; Gothic; female double; uncanny.
Description Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–1894) published her short story ‘After Three Thousand Years’ in 1868. Austin’s tale is one of the first narratives to deal with a malevolent female mummy and what is known as the mummy’s curse. Her story has received limited critical attention unlike a similar story published by Louisa May Alcott in 1869, ‘Lost in a Pyramid, or The Mummy’s Curse’. This lack of scholarly attention makes Austin’s short story more interesting to the researcher than that of Alcott. In my article, I will perform a close reading of ‘After Three Thousand Years’, examining how the imperialist theme is intertwined with the abject Gothic doubling of the mummy and the female protagonists, which I consider to be central to the plot of Austin’s story.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor none
Date 2020-10-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/lit.v41i1.1697
 
Source Literator; Vol 41, No 1 (2020); 9 pages Literator; Vol 41, No 1 (2020); 9 pages 2219-8237 0258-2279
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1697/3277 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1697/3276 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1697/3278 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1697/3275
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Allyson Kreuiter https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0