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

Perfect | August 17, 2010

byKate Mitchell

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Examining recent rewritings of the Victorian period by authors such asA. S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Gail Jones and Graham Swift, Victorian Afterimages explores the way in which neo-Victorian fictions enact and celebrate the power of cultural memory in an age historically obsessed and yet charged with the inability to think historically.

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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.Examining recent rewritings of the Victorian period by authors such asA. S. Byatt, Sarah Waters, Gail Jones and Graham Swift, Victorian Afterimages explores the way in which neo-Victorian fictions enact and celebrate the power ...

KATE MITCHELL is currently Visiting Fellow (Research) in the Research School of Humanities at the Australian National University.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:222 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:August 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228585

ISBN - 13:9780230228580

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Table of Contents

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.