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Colonialist Ideals in an Un-Colonial Place: "Terra Australis Nondum Cognita”

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Title: Colonialist Ideals in an Un-Colonial Place: "Terra Australis Nondum Cognita”
Author: Dalke, Samuel
Advisor: Stadler, Gustavus T.
Department: Haverford College. Department of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: I am looking at how Antarctic exploration functions as a belated extension of the colonial imagination. This is important because the British nation has attempted to use polar exploration as iconic of their larger enterprise, an embodiment of adventure and science untarnished by the horrors of empire. Using critical theory concerning mapping impulses, literature and travel writing, I work through The Worst Journey in the World, a travel narrative that stands as a paradigmatic example of polar exploration.
Subject: Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- British
Subject: Imperialism -- Great Britain
Subject: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, 1886-1959. Worst journey in the world, Antarctic, 1910-1913
Subject: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, 1886-1959 -- Criticism and interpretation
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