Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.
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Table of Contents
I told you we'd been invaded by Victoriana
Memory Texts: History, Fiction and the Historical Imaginary
A Fertile Excess: Waterland, Desire and the Historical Sublime
(Dis)Possessing Knowledge: A. S. Byatt's Possession: A Romance
Making it seem like it's authentic: the Faux-Victorian Novel as Cultural Memory in Affinity and Fingersmith
The alluring patina of loss: Photography, Memory, and Memory Texts in Sixty Lights and Afterimage
What will count as history?