Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction PDF ePub eBook

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Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction free pdf This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which deliberately and self-consciously re-imagines specific periods of history. The contributions reveal how, although set in the past, neo-historical fiction is very much aimed at answering the needs and preoccupations of the present, and discuss the extent to which, as a result, its representation of one historical period for consumption by another can at times rely on 'exoticizing' strategies. Yet, as the essays in this collection demonstrate, the neo-historical novel can also offer a powerful means of contesting the very exoticist drives it seems to perpetuate, through a process of historical re-appropriation and re-articulation which simultaneously brings to light and challenges persisting cultural misconceptions about the past.

About Elodie Rousselot

Elodie Rousselot is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the author of Re-Writing Women into Canadian History: Margaret Atwood and Anne Hebert (2013) and has widely published on contemporary historical fiction, the neo-Victorian novel, Canadian literature, and postcolonial writing.

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Author : Elodie Rousselot
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 14 November 2014
ISBN : 1137375205
EAN : 9781137375209
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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