Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction

Editors: Rousselot, E. (Ed.)

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This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which critically re-imagines specific periods of history.

About the authors

Rosario Arias, University of Málaga, Spain Gerd Bayer, Erlangen University, Germany Nick Bentley, University of Keele, UK Elsa Cavalié, University of Toulouse, France Therese-M. Meyer, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany Amy S. Rushton, University of Manchester, UK Emily Scott, University of Portsmouth, UK Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow, UK Maeve Tynan, Independent Scholar, Ireland

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Exoticising the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction

    Rousselot, Elodie

    Pages 1-16

  • Exoticising the Tudors: Hilary Mantel’s Re-Appropriation of the Past in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

    Arias, Rosario

    Pages 19-36

  • Exoticising Colonial History: British Authors’ Australian Convict Novels

    Meyer, Therese-M.

    Pages 37-54

  • Exoticism and Consumption in Anne Enright’s The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch

    Tynan, Maeve

    Pages 55-68

  • ‘We were again on the trail of cannibals’: Consuming Trauma and Frustrating Exoticism in Robert Edric’s The Book of the Heathen

    Scott, Emily

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction
Editors
  • E. Rousselot
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37520-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137375209
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37519-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47724-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 197
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