History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Victorian Afterimages

by Kate Mitchell

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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.

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Table of Contents

 
Acknowledgements
viii
Introduction
I told you we'd been invaded by Victoriana
1
Chapter 1
Memory Texts: History, Fiction and the Historical Imaginary
12
Chapter 2
Contemporary Victorian(ism)s
39
Chapter 3
A Fertile Excess: Waterland, Desire and the Historical Sublime
63
Chapter 4
(Dis)Possessing Knowledge: A. S. Byatt's Possession: A Romance
93
Chapter 5
Making it seem like it's authentic: the Faux-Victorian Novel as Cultural Memory in Affinity and Fingersmith
117
Chapter 6
The alluring patina of loss: Photography, Memory, and Memory Texts in Sixty Lights and Afterimage
143
Conclusion
What will count as history?
177
 
Notes
184
 
Select Bibliography
195
 
Index
215

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2010
Pages
222
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781349310166
ISBN10
1349310166
ISBN13 Digital
9780230283121
ISBN10 Digital
0230283128
PDF Size
3.9 MB
License
CC BY

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