The Resource Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction, edited by Elodie Rousselot

Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction, edited by Elodie Rousselot

Label
Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction
Title
Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elodie Rousselot
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3441
LC item number
.E96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rousselot, Elodie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical fiction
  • Exoticism in literature
Label
Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction, edited by Elodie Rousselot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Exoticising the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction; Elodie Rousselot -- PART I: EXOTICISING THE HISTORICAL OTHER -- 1. Exoticising the Tudors: Hilary Mantel's Re-Appropriation of the Past in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies; Rosario Arias -- 2. Exoticising Colonial History: British Authors' Australian Convict Novels; Therese-M. Meyer -- 3. Exoticism and Consumption in Anne Enright's The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch; Maeve Tynan -- 4. 'We were again on the trail of cannibals': Consuming Trauma and Frustrating Exoticism in Robert Edric's The Book of the Heathen; Emily Scott -- 5. 'It's like gold leaf, and now it's rising, peeling away': Britishness and Exoticism in Sarah Waters's The Night Watch; Elsa Cavalie; -- PART II: EXOTIC FASCINATION / NEO-HISTORICAL SUBVERSION -- 6. Cannibalising the Other: David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and the Incorporation of 'Exotic' Pasts; Gerd Bayer -- 7. Neo-Victorian Experiments with (Natural) History in Harry Karlinsky's The Evolution of Inanimate Objects; Elodie Rousselot -- 8. 'Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?': The Retrieval of the Second World War in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and Ian McEwan's Atonement; Nick Bentley -- 9. Beasts of Burdened Memories: Exotic Figures in Michael Chabon's Neo- Historical Holocaust Fiction; Mia Spiro -- 10. 'A History of Darkness': Exoticising Strategies and the Nigerian Civil War in Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Amy S. Rushton -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137375193
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881655965
  • (OCoLC)ocn881655965
Label
Exoticizing the past in contemporary neo-historical fiction, edited by Elodie Rousselot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Exoticising the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction; Elodie Rousselot -- PART I: EXOTICISING THE HISTORICAL OTHER -- 1. Exoticising the Tudors: Hilary Mantel's Re-Appropriation of the Past in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies; Rosario Arias -- 2. Exoticising Colonial History: British Authors' Australian Convict Novels; Therese-M. Meyer -- 3. Exoticism and Consumption in Anne Enright's The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch; Maeve Tynan -- 4. 'We were again on the trail of cannibals': Consuming Trauma and Frustrating Exoticism in Robert Edric's The Book of the Heathen; Emily Scott -- 5. 'It's like gold leaf, and now it's rising, peeling away': Britishness and Exoticism in Sarah Waters's The Night Watch; Elsa Cavalie; -- PART II: EXOTIC FASCINATION / NEO-HISTORICAL SUBVERSION -- 6. Cannibalising the Other: David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and the Incorporation of 'Exotic' Pasts; Gerd Bayer -- 7. Neo-Victorian Experiments with (Natural) History in Harry Karlinsky's The Evolution of Inanimate Objects; Elodie Rousselot -- 8. 'Who Do You Think You Are Kidding?': The Retrieval of the Second World War in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day and Ian McEwan's Atonement; Nick Bentley -- 9. Beasts of Burdened Memories: Exotic Figures in Michael Chabon's Neo- Historical Holocaust Fiction; Mia Spiro -- 10. 'A History of Darkness': Exoticising Strategies and the Nigerian Civil War in Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Amy S. Rushton -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137375193
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014026137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881655965
  • (OCoLC)ocn881655965

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...