Viewing the Enlightenment of Civilization through Cannibalism in Early Eighteenth-Century British Literature
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- Cannibalism; civilization; British literature
Cannibalism is a taboo for humans in both cultural and medicinal history of Western civilizations. The rapidly growing British Empire developed various strategies to deal with the stigma of cannibalism and moral guilt within. In the early eighteenth century, cannibalistic events were present in the works of British writers such as Defoe, Chetwood, Aubin, and Swift, reflecting the post-Enlightenment England’s struggle between barbarism and civilization.
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TY - CONF AU - Yiyao Sun PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/30 TI - Viewing the Enlightenment of Civilization through Cannibalism in Early Eighteenth-Century British Literature BT - Proceedings of the 2022 5th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 3142 EP - 3150 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-89-3_362 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-89-3_362 ID - Sun2022 ER -