“Why Was It We Went Out of the Church?”: Night, Day, and Religious Space in The Story of an African Farm

  • Lee van der Kamp University of Victoria


Discusses Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm in the light of how it fractures Victorian religious discourse. In particular, the essay focuses on how the novel relies on night and day to create religious space, reversing Victorian prioritization of the church and responding to the rise of Evangelical discourse with a pagan regard for the natural world.

Author Biography

Lee van der Kamp, University of Victoria
3rd year honours student in English at UVic.


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