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Their topics include orienting early modern travel, geography and authority in the Royal Society's instructions for travelers, bodily transgression in Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and the new science, Galileo and the invention of lunar cartography, and spectating science in the early modern collection.
Mapping Vertue Rewarded (1693) and Sarah Butler's Irish Tales (1716) reveals significant cartographical and narrative distinctions between these and two near-contemporary English fictions, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (1688) and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719).
In Thomas Southerne's play Oroonoko: A Tragedy, we find a similar, but inverted, description: a white general in the service of an African king's army steps in front of the black prince Oroonoko and trades his life for the future South American slave who will be renamed Caesar (Oroonoko II.
5) Scholars generally date the Restoration theater as having ended around 1700; Aphra Behn's Oroonoko was published in 1688; Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe appeared in 1719.
Behn makes a bit of a recovery when, in Ernest Baker's 1903 A Guide to the Best Fiction in English, Oroonoko is retrieved from obscurity to be read as an early abolitionist novel, a forerunner of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
He was 19 when he first performed at Newcastle's Theatre Royal, first as Othello, the following night as Gambia in The Slave and then as Oroonoko and Mungo in The Padlock.
Thomas Southerne's stage version of Oroonoko, discussed in chapter 2, is a clear revision of Aphra Behn's novel.
It is generally accepted that Ira Aldridge made his debut in London at the Royal Coburg Theatre on 10 October 1825 by playing the role of Oroonoko in The Revolt of Surinam; or, a Slave's Revenge, an adaptation of Thomas Southerne's Oroonoko.
Ferguson traces the birth of this paradigm to Aphra Behn: "In Oroonoko .
Although my students remained reluctant to admit the cultural assumptions that informed Watt's approach, they conceded that the idea of a controlling moral intention later allowed them to distinguish differences between Oroonoko and Robinson Crusoe more clearly.
7) For example, Kim Hall's Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995) addressed the discourse of alterity in relation to Renaissance literature; Laura Brown's Ends of Empire: Women and Ideology in Early Eighteenth-Century English Literature (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1993) focused on texts such as Aphra Behn's Oroonoko from the eighteenth century; Nigel Leask's British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 1993) explored Orientalist representation in writing of the Romantic period; and Howard J.
This strategy, which gives special weight to the word Texts in her title, allows MacDonald to deploy the concept of erasure with startling precision as, for example, when she traces the literal transformation of Imoinda from black in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko to white in subsequent versions.