The article focuses on William Wordsworth's use of Orientalism in his later poetry, through a reading of the medieval romance titled "The Armenian Lady's Love". It argues that Wordsworth's employment of orientalist rhetoric in this poem enables the poet to articulate the nexus fancy-tradition, projecting anxieties about the collapse of racial and religious boundaries onto an idealised medieval past, whose relics record, iconographically inscribe, and domesticate potentially destabilizing colonial encounters.

Spandri, E.A. (2004). "As Between Two Wedded Wives": Wordsworth's Oriental(ised) Spots of Tradition. LA QUESTIONE ROMANTICA, 12, 117-127.

"As Between Two Wedded Wives": Wordsworth's Oriental(ised) Spots of Tradition

SPANDRI, ELENA ANNA
2004

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The article focuses on William Wordsworth's use of Orientalism in his later poetry, through a reading of the medieval romance titled "The Armenian Lady's Love". It argues that Wordsworth's employment of orientalist rhetoric in this poem enables the poet to articulate the nexus fancy-tradition, projecting anxieties about the collapse of racial and religious boundaries onto an idealised medieval past, whose relics record, iconographically inscribe, and domesticate potentially destabilizing colonial encounters.
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