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The Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism: Language and Cognition in Remediations of the East

Eleonora Sasso


The book redefines the task of interpreting the East in the late nineteenth century, weaving together literary, linguistic, and cognitive analyses of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, illustrations and writings. It takes as a starting point Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) in order to investigate the latent and manifest traces of the East in Pre-Raphaelite literature and culture. As the book demonstrates, the Pre-Raphaelites and their associates appeared to be the most eligible representatives of a profoundly conservative manifestation of the Orient, of its mystic aura, criminal underworld and feminin ... More

Keywords: The Pre-Raphaelites, Orientalism, Arabian Nights, Cognition, Remediation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407168
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleonora Sasso, author