History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages by Kate MitchellHistory and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages by Kate Mitchell

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages

byKate Mitchell

Hardcover | July 16, 2010

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. 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.
KATE MITCHELL is a Lecturer in English Literature at the Australian National University, Australia.
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Title:History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian AfterimagesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:July 16, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228585

ISBN - 13:9780230228580

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Acknowledgements Introduction: 'I told You we'd been invaded by Victoriana' Memory Texts: History, Fiction and the Historical Imaginary Contemporary Victorian(ism)s A Fertile Excess: Waterland, Desire and the Historical Sublime (Dis)Possessing Knowledge: A. S. Byatt's Possession: A Romance 'Making it seem like it's authentic': the faux-Victorian Novel as Cultural Memory in Affinity and Fingersmith 'The alluring patina of loss': Photography, Memory, and Memory Texts in Sixty Lights and Afterimage Conclusion: 'What will count as history?' Endnotes Bibliography Index   A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org.