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Title: James Hogg, the Three Perils, and the Pragmatics of Bourgeois Marriage
Authors: Leonardi, Barbara
Contact Email: barbara.leonardi@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University of Stirling
Citation: Leonardi B (2012) James Hogg, the Three Perils, and the Pragmatics of Bourgeois Marriage, Studies in Hogg and His World (22), pp. 19-38.
Abstract: First paragraph: Giving voice to controversial figures such as prostitutes, as well as questioning culturally constructed stereotypes of gender, James Hogg challenged the emerging discourse of empire in early-nineteenth-century Britain. This article will hence investigate Hogg's treatment of the trope of marriage - as developed in the national tale for articulating imperial hierarchies in familial terms - in his long narratives The Three Perils of Man (1822) and The Three Perils of Woman (1823). It will argue that by opposing the domestic Madonna and the public prostitute through a strategic use of voices, Hogg negotiated and rearticulated this dynamic in order to expose both the ideology behind bourgeois marriage and the contradictions at the heart of empire formation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21643
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Affiliation: English Studies

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