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The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

|August 5, 2017

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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was once a household name, but is now largely forgotten. This book explores how Scott's work became an all-pervasive point of reference for cultural memory and collective identity in the nineteenth century, and why it no longer has…
Mediation, Remediation, and the Dynamics of Cultural Memory

|April 29, 2015

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The Rhetoric of Historical Representation: Three Narrative Histories of the French Revolution

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The role which narrative discourse plays in the writing of history is an area of increasing interest to historians and literary theorists, resulting in some of the most stimulating and controversial historiographical work in recent years. The rhetoric of…
Imperfect Histories: The Elusive Past and the Legacy of Romantic Historicism

|June 5, 2001

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Imperfect Histories puts "imperfection" at the heart of a theory of historical representation. Ann Rigney shows how historical writing involves dealing with intractable subjects that resist our efforts to know and to shape them. Those who write history, she says,…