Historical Reenactment: From Realism to the Affective Turn

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

EditorIain Mccalman, Paul A. Pickering

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Explores how Historical Re-enactment seeks to portray the past in various forms, holding perhaps both a sensual and cognitive key to what it felt like to live in the past. Chapters engage with the philosophical and practical questions revolving around the vexed relationship between historical realism and affect.

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Explores how Historical Re-enactment seeks to portray the past in various forms, holding perhaps both a sensual and cognitive key to what it felt like to live in the past. Chapters engage with the philosophical and practical questions revolving around the vexed relationship between historical realism and affect.

IAIN MCCALMAN  is Professorial Research Fellow and ARC Federation Fellow at the University of Sydney, AustraliaPAUL PICKERING  is Senior Fellow and Convener of Graduate Studies at the Humanities Research Centre, Australia National University, Australia

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 11.46 × 5.67 × 0.78 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230576125

ISBN - 13:9780230576124

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Table of Contents

Introduction: From Realism to the Affective Turn: An Agenda--I.McCalman&--P.A.Pickering *
Mimic Toil: Eighteenth-Century Preconditions for the Modern Historical Re-Enactment--S.During *
Loutherbourgs Simulations: Re-Enactment and Realism in Late-Georgian Britain--I.McCalman *
R.G. Collingwood, Historical Re-Enactment and the Early Music Revival--K.Bowan *  No Witnesses. No Leads. No Problems: The Re-Enactment of Crime and Rebellion--P.A.Pickering *
From Wigwam to White Lights: Popular Culture, Politics, and the Performance of Native North American Identity in the Era of Assimilationism--R.B.Phillips&--T.Nicks * Re-Enactment and Neo-Realism--J.Brewer * Dancing Against History: Brecht, (The Royal) Ballet and Exile--H.Hammond
* Textual Realism and Re-Enactment--J.Walker * Recreating Chaos: Jeremy Dellers The Battle Of Orgreave--K.Kitamura *  Just As It Would Have Been in 1861: Stuttering Colonial Beginnings in ABCs Outback House--A.Schwarz * What Should We Do About Slavery? Slavery, Abolition and Public History--J.Walvin * On Being A Mobile Monument: Historical Re-Enactments And Commemorations--S.Gapps