Reconstructing the embodied feminine: sexuality, postcolonialism and revolt against Victorian morality in Olive Schreiner's the Story of an African Farm
In this thesis, I argue that Olive Schreiner’s 1883 novel. The Story of an African Farm, though most often dismissed as an example of “New Woman” literature, is, in fact, a scathing look at sexuality in a postcolonial society. Moreover, by understanding the role, or lack thereof, that sexuality had in Victorian society, modern scholars can see the ways that sexuality and an individual’s expression of it are still limited by socially constructed ideologies. In the first section, titled a “Review of Literature,” I quote Edward Said’s argument that postcolonialism needs a variety of voices in order ...
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