Identity And Cultural Memory In The Fiction Of A.S. Byatt: Knitting the Net of Culture

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byLena Steveker

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This book provides innovative readings of the key texts of A.S. Byatt's oeuvre by analysing the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory, and literature which inform Byatt's novels. Steveker explores the concepts of identity constructed in the novels, showing them to be deeply rooted in British literary history and cultural memory.

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This book provides innovative readings of the key texts of A.S. Byatt's oeuvre by analysing the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory, and literature which inform Byatt's novels. Steveker explores the concepts of identity constructed in the novels, showing them to be deeply rooted in British literary history and cultural...

LENA STEVEKER holds a PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and teaches British Literary and Cultural Studies at Saarland University, Germany. She has published articles on contemporary British literature and early modern drama. Her current book project is a co-edited collection of critical essays on the Harry Potter novels.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.87 × 5.64 × 0.66 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230575331

ISBN - 13:9780230575332

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
PART I: IDENTITY 
Concepts of Identity in Possession and The Biographers Tale
Self and Other in Possession and The Biographers Tale
Concepts of Identity in A.S. Byatts Tetralogy
The Gendered Self 60
Female Autonomy 75
Reconciling Body and Mind: the 'Thinking Woman'
PART II: IDENTITY CULTURAL MEMORY LITERATURE 
Identity and Memory
Figures of Memory: Elizabeth I and Shakespeare
Cultural Texts: Identity and Literature
Imaginary Museums: Intertextuality and Cultural Memory
Memorial Novels: the English Renaissance and the Victorian Age
Mnemonic Spaces: Identity and Genre
Conclusion
Notes and References
Bibliography
Index