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History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Victorian Afterimages

by Kate Mitchell

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

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Book Description

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.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction ebook for free in PDF format (3.9 MB).

Table of Contents

I told you we'd been invaded by Victoriana
Chapter 1
Memory Texts: History, Fiction and the Historical Imaginary
Chapter 2
Contemporary Victorian(ism)s
Chapter 3
A Fertile Excess: Waterland, Desire and the Historical Sublime
Chapter 4
(Dis)Possessing Knowledge: A. S. Byatt's Possession: A Romance
Chapter 5
Making it seem like it's authentic: the Faux-Victorian Novel as Cultural Memory in Affinity and Fingersmith
Chapter 6
The alluring patina of loss: Photography, Memory, and Memory Texts in Sixty Lights and Afterimage
What will count as history?
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Book Details

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
3.9 MB

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