History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.Aswe shall see inmoredetail in Chapter6, the use of Victorian novels as intertexts in neoVictorian fiction foregrounds the way in whichthe Victorian periodhasentered our cultural memory via multiple sources, including its ownfictions, and continuestobe read, to function and to have meaning. For more detailed analyses of Great Expectations asa subtext see Landow (Landow, 1990) and Lee (Lee, 1990: 41). 2 Pricea#39;s use of theterm a#39;history, a#39;instead ofa#39;worlda#39; here points toa furtheranbsp;...

Title:History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction
Author: K. Mitchell
Publisher:Springer - 2010-07-16

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