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The Rose of Rhodesia as Colonial Romance
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2009 (English)In: Screening the Past, Vol. 25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The South African feature film The Rose of Rhodesia was produced when the imperial romance, a genre associated in particular with Rider Haggard, enjoyed great popularity. Some of its typical features are to be found in The Rose of Rhodesia, but these are adapted and exceeded so as to speak to settler (rather than British) concerns in the early Union of South Africa. In the interaction between the three plots of the film one can discern disjunctive attempts at symbolically resolving contradictions between white and black interests, as well as between white classes, produced by the colonial capitalism of early twentieth-century South Africa.

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Melbourne: La Trobe University , 2009. Vol. 25
Keyword [en]
The Rose of Rhodesia, imperial romance, colonial romance, Rider Haggard, South African film, South African literature
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110150DiVA: diva2:275397
Available from: 2009-11-05 Created: 2009-11-05

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