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Historical Fictions – Pastiche, Politics and Pleasure

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the middlebrow Victoriana, which depends neither on intrusive authorial presence nor on over-elaborate imitation. It covers the shifting history, politics and aesthetics of ... More


Lesbian postmemory:: haunted ‘history’ in The Night Watch

Natasha Alden

in Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Explores the extension of postmemory from a generational model to one which might work across communities rather than families. Analysis of the relation of Sarah Waters’ novel ‘The Night Watch’ ... More


The Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction: Secret Histories

Victoria Stewart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640997
eISBN:
9780748651832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Focusing on the upsurge of interest in the Second World War in recent British novels, this book explores the ways in which secrecy and secret work – including code breaking, espionage and special ... More


Prisons of Femininity

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 9 focuses on female imprisonment and on women’s confinement in patriarchy. The chapter starts with a consideration of real-life female imprisonment and its reflection in one literary example ... More


Maximum Peripeteia: Reversal of Fortune and the Rhetoric of Temporal Doubling

Mark Currie

in The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748676293
eISBN:
9780748684465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676293.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is an analysis of a particular surprise in Sarah Water's novel Fingersmith. It argues takes up the project from the previous chapter for a description of narrative surprise in terms of ... More


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