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Angelia Poon examines how British colonial authority in the nineteenth century was predicated on its being rendered in ways that were recognizably 'English' Reading a range of texts by authors that include Charlotte BrontA Mary Seacole Charles Dickens Rudyard Kipling and H Rider Haggard Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period focuses on the strategies narrative illustrative and rhetorical used to perform English subjectivity during the time of the British Empire Characterising these performances which ranged from the playful ironic and fantastical to the morally serious and determinedly didactic was an emphasis on the corporeal body as not only gendered racialised and classed but as invisible desiring bound in particular ways to space and marked by certain physical stylizations and ways of thinking As she shines a light on the English subject in the act of being and becoming Poon casts new light on the changing historical circumstances and discontinuities in the performances of Englishness to disclose both the normative power of colonial authority as well as the possibilities for resistance

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