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Precarious Worlds: Danish Colonialism and World Literature

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Precarious Worlds : Danish Colonialism and World Literature. / Baggesgaard, Mads Anders.

In: Journal of World Literature, Vol. 1, No. 4, 12.2016, p. 466-483.

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Baggesgaard, Mads Anders. / Precarious Worlds : Danish Colonialism and World Literature. In: Journal of World Literature. 2016 ; Vol. 1, No. 4. pp. 466-483.

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abstract = "The role played by Denmark in the triangular slave trade and colonial chattel slavery is rarely part of the tale told about Danish literature. This article investigates the reflections of this history in Denmark and discusses how this particular colonial history and its relationship to literature can be understood on the basis of readings of three texts from Denmark and its former colony St. Thomas. The central thesis is that exactly because of the peripheral and precarious nature of the Danish colonial endeavour in relation to larger colonial systems, it may actually be possible to reflect on sides of the colonial history that is often left out of sight.",
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