The Historical Novel

In this comprehensive, focused guide, Jerome de Groot offers an accessible introduction to the genre and critical debates that surround it, including: the development of the historical novel from early eighteenth-century works through to ...

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Author: Jerome De Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135253202

Category: History

Page: 208

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The historical novel is an enduringly popular genre that raises crucial questions about key literary concepts, fact and fiction, identity, history, reading, and writing. In this comprehensive, focused guide, Jerome de Groot offers an accessible introduction to the genre and critical debates that surround it, including: the development of the historical novel from early eighteenth-century works through to postmodern and contemporary historical fiction different genres, such as sensational or ‘low’ fiction, crime novels, literary works, counterfactual writing and related issues of audience, value, and authenticity the many functions of historical fiction, particularly the challenges it poses to accepted histories and postmodern questioning of ‘grand narratives’ the relationship of the historical novel to the wider cultural sphere with reference to historical theory, the internet, television, and film key theoretical concepts such as the authentic fallacy, postcolonialism, Marxism, queer and feminist reading. Drawing on a wide range of examples from across the centuries and around the globe The Historical Novel is essential reading for students exploring the interface of history and fiction.

The Historical Novel

NEW. CRITICAL. IDIOM. THE HISTORICAL NOVEL Jerome de Groot First published 2010 by. Irony by Claire Colebrook Literature by Peter Widdowson Lyric by Scott Brewster Magic(al) Realism by Maggie Ann Bowers Memory by Anne Whitehead Metaphor ...

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Author: Jerome De Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135253219

Category: History

Page: 208

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The historical novel is an enduringly popular genre that raises crucial questions about key literary concepts, fact and fiction, identity, history, reading, and writing. In this comprehensive, focused guide, Jerome de Groot offers an accessible introduction to the genre and critical debates that surround it, including: the development of the historical novel from early eighteenth-century works through to postmodern and contemporary historical fiction different genres, such as sensational or ‘low’ fiction, crime novels, literary works, counterfactual writing and related issues of audience, value, and authenticity the many functions of historical fiction, particularly the challenges it poses to accepted histories and postmodern questioning of ‘grand narratives’ the relationship of the historical novel to the wider cultural sphere with reference to historical theory, the internet, television, and film key theoretical concepts such as the authentic fallacy, postcolonialism, Marxism, queer and feminist reading. Drawing on a wide range of examples from across the centuries and around the globe The Historical Novel is essential reading for students exploring the interface of history and fiction.

Historicizing Fiction Fictionalizing History

A glance at Jerome de Groot's Historical Novel: The New Critical Idiom (2009) indicates the breadth and variety associated with the genre. Deriving from the eighteenth-century Gothic novel, and later engaging with European history, ...

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Author: Nishevita J. Murthy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443869140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History brings together two authors, Umberto Eco and Orhan Pamuk, not frequently studied in comparison. By focusing on their non/fictional works to present a unique study of the methods and concepts of representation, Murthy uses contemporary historical novels to examine fictional depictions of reality, and provides a fresh perspective on representation studies in literature. Written in an accessible style, and tapping into fields as varied as literary and critical theory, the historical novel, postmodernism, and historiography, Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History considers the ways in which reality, as discourse, confronts a text-external reality, and how this confrontation affects the autonomy of the fictional space – topics that remain persistently problematic areas within literary studies. Eco’s The Name of the Rose and Baudolino, and Pamuk’s My Name is Red and Snow, with their topical concerns and methods of representation, promise a rewarding comparative study. This book provides an early critical framework for these four works, placing them within the rubric of the postmodernist historical novel, as creative works that also comment on the process of literary writing through their recreation of historical pasts. In this respect, Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History promises to be an engaging read in literary criticism and historiography, as well as a handy companion for Eco and Pamuk enthusiasts.

The Fiction of History

... and Art Criticism 70(2): 213–22. Classen, C. 2009. 'Balanced Truth: Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List Among History, Memory, and Popular Culture'. ... The Historical Novel. The New Critical Idiom. London and New York: Routledge.

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Author: Alexander Lyon Macfie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317681748

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the connection between fiction and history, whether history is fiction, and the distinction between the past and history. Part two goes on to discuss the relationship between history and literature using case studies such as Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens. Part three looks at television and film (as well as other media) through case studies such as the film Welcome to Sarajevo and Soviet and Australian films. Part four considers a particular theme that has prominence in both history and literature, postcolonial studies, focusing on the issues of fictions of nationhood and civilization and the historical novel in postcolonial contexts. Finally, the fifth section comprises two interviews with novelists Penelope Lively and Adam Thorpe and discusses the ways in which their works explore the nature of history itself.

Narratives of Disparity

Abbas, S. (2011), “Leila Aboulela, Religion, and the Challenge of the Novel”, Contemporary Literature, Vol. 52 Issue 3, pp. 430–461. ... De Groot, J. (2009), The Historical Novel, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge, London, New York.

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Author: Eike Brock

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910042

Category:

Page: 225

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Islam and the West are often identified as two distinct civilizations with conflicting characteristics. Assuming that a clash between Islam and the West is not inevitable, this study demonstrates that the divide is fabricated on both sides by Narratives of Disparity (NoDs) which are often built on historical narratives. The interplay of history and fiction in NoDs is exhibited on four novels published in Britain after 9/11, covering the most frequently used tropes: the postcolonial experience, counterterrorism, eurocentrism, traditionalism, honour killings and sexual autonomy.

Genre

Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of ...

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Author: John Frow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134463305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture. But it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: the relation of simple to complex genres the history of literary genre in theory the generic organisation of implied meanings the structuring of interpretation by genre the uses of genre in teaching. John Frow’s lucid exploration of this fascinating concept will be essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies.

Novels Histories Novel Nations

Historical Fiction and Cultural Memory in Finland and Estonia Linda Kaljundi, Eneken Laanes, Ilona Pikkanen. The concept of 'prosthetic memory', ... De Groot, Jerome 2010: The Historical Novel. New Critical Idiom Series.

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Author: Linda Kaljundi

Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura

ISBN: 9789522227461

Category: History

Page: 345

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This volume addresses the prominent, and in many ways highly similar, role that historical fiction has played in the formation of the two neighbouring 'young nations', Finland and Estonia. It gives a multi-sided overview of the function of the historical novel during different periods of Finnish and Estonian history from the 1800s until the present day, and it provides detailed close-readings of selected authors and literary trends in their social, political and cultural contexts. This book addresses nineteenth-century 'fictional foundations', historical fiction of the new nation states in the interwar period as well as post-Second World War Soviet Estonian novels and modern historiographic metafiction.

Neo Victorian Biofiction

2016. A Quiet Passion. Perf. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine. Music Box Films / Soda Pictures. De Groot, Jerome. 2010. The Historical Novel. The New Critical Idiom Series. London & New York: Routledge. Dee, Jonathan. 1999.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004434356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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Highlighting neo-Victorian biofiction’s crucial role in reimagining and augmenting the historical archive, this volume explores the complex ethical consequences of a creative movement of historiographic revisionism, combining biography and fiction in a dialectic tension of empathy and voyeuristic spectacle.

Narrative Strategies in the Reconstruction of History

New York and London: W.W. Norton, 9th edition. Byatt, Antonia S. 2000. On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays. London: Chatto & Windus. De Groot, Jerome. 2009. The Historical Novel (The New Critical Idiom). London and New York: ...

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Author: Ana Fernandes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523517

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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This book enquires into the processes by which certain contemporary women pay testimony to history. It examines the reasons why they recreate the past, whether political, social or artistic, and the strategies employed to establish a comparison with the present. The focus is on authors such as A.S. Byatt, Pat Barker, Anne Enright, Tracy Chevalier and Ali Smith. The volume demonstrates and discusses parallels, shifts and transformations in the writing of these authors and in the rewriting of history in contemporary fiction by women authors.

Crime Fiction

Provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction.

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Author: John Scaggs

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415318254

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 522

Provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction.