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Reading Historical Fiction

The Revenant and Remembered Past

Authors: Mitchell, Kate

Editors: Parsons, N. (Ed.)

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This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.

About the authors

HAMISH DALLEY Doctoral candidate, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, the Australian National University HELEN GROTH Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow, School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales, Australia INGRID HANSON University of Sheffield, UK KARA MARLER-KENNEDY Doctoral candidate, English Department, Rice University, USA JON MEE Professor of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature and Print Culture, University of Warwick, UK FIONA PRICE Senior Lecturer in English, University of Chichester, UK MARY SPONBERG Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Australia ANNE H. STEVENS Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Nevada, USA DIANA WALLACE Professor of English Literature, University of Glamorgan, UK JAMES WARD Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature, University of Ulster, UK JULIAN WOLFREYS Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

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'This collection has range, variety and contemporary interest and will do much to re-frame debates about historical fiction. It brings together a range of approaches and texts and a group of distinguished critics to offer fresh insight and will make a mark.' - Linda Anderson, Professor of Modern English and American Literature, Newcastle University, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Reading the Represented Past: History and Fiction from 1700 to the Present

    Mitchell, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Learning to Read the Past in the Early Historical Novel

    Stevens, Anne H.

    Pages 19-32

  • Temporal Systems in Representations of the Past: Distance, Freedom and Irony in Historical Fiction

    Dalley, Hamish

    Pages 33-49

  • ‘All Histories Are Against You?’: Family History, Domestic History and the Feminine Past in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

    Spongberg, Mary

    Pages 50-66

  • Rereading Hogarth and Pope: Authenticity and Academic Fictions of the Eighteenth Century

    Ward, James

    Pages 67-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Historical Fiction
Book Subtitle
The Revenant and Remembered Past
Authors
Editors
  • N. Parsons
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29154-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137291547
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34313-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34453-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 243
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