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Abject in Patagonia: stories from the Wager

Hulme, P (2011) 'Abject in Patagonia: stories from the Wager.' Studies in Travel Writing, 15 (2). pp. 135-156. ISSN 1364-5145

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The shipwreck of the Wager in 1741 on the western coast of Patagonia brought English seamen into contact with indigenous cultures already undergoing dramatic changes as a result of growing Spanish influence in the area. Many of the survivors wrote their own stories, notably the gunner, John Bulkeley, and one of the midshipmen, John Byron, who later became an Admiral. This essay compares and analyses those stories, paying particular attention to Byron's abjection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wager; shipwreck; castaways; John Byron; Patagonia; John Bulkeley
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:35

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