Tag: Robinsonade

Kant on Robinson

john hutnyk , August 4th, 2022

well well… of course Robinson serves all who want him to be twisted this way and that – of its time, of our time… Immanuel Kant seems to…


Two Robinsons, one more to come…

john hutnyk , November 26th, 2021

Robinsonades: pertaining to allegories from the East India Company in Ceylon and other islands, from Marxism to Post-structuralism, and in which, dear reader, a 300-year-old adventure book may…


Robinson on Con Dao

john hutnyk , November 5th, 2021

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Trinkets in Defoe

john hutnyk , August 2nd, 2020

Reading Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins’ 2013 book A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism (Global Asias), Oxford: Oxford University Press, and seeing after Robinson, D…


Seventeenth-Century Trincketts

john hutnyk , August 1st, 2020

Early coinage – for numismatists: I am reading about Dampier and Jeoly (possible model for the fiction of Friday in Defoe’s Robbo book) and digging into texts about…


Robinsonades: we are all a bit Robbo now.

john hutnyk , March 21st, 2020

Several Robinsinades are coming soon. But folks seem a bit confused about which Daniel Defoe to get into right now. As the world splutters towards total collapse,  I…

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Defoe on prisons 1698

john hutnyk , July 5th, 2017

Defoe, as a good Protestant, was of course keen to remedy the ‘torrent of vice’, ‘venal crime’ and ‘Epidemick Distemper’ that afflicted the nation with ‘wicke…