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The Resource Remaking history : the past in contemporary historical fictions, Jerome de Groot

Remaking history : the past in contemporary historical fictions, Jerome de Groot

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Remaking history : the past in contemporary historical fictions
Title
Remaking history
Title remainder
the past in contemporary historical fictions
Statement of responsibility
Jerome de Groot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Remaking History considers the ways that historical fictions of all kinds enable a complex engagement with the past. Popular historical texts including films, television and novels, along with cultural phenomena such as superheroes and vampires, broker relationships to history, while also enabling audiences to understand the ways in which the past is written, structured and ordered. Jerome de Groot uses examples from contemporary popular culture to show the relationship between fiction and history in two key ways. Firstly, the texts pedagogically contribute to the historical imaginary and secondly they allow reflection upon how the past is constructed as history. In doing so, they provide an accessible and engaging means to critique, conceptualize and reject the processes of historical representation. The book looks at the use of the past in fiction from sources including Mad Men, Downton Abbey and Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn, along with the work of directors such as Terence Malick, Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, to show that fictional representations enable a comprehension of the fundamental strangeness of the past and the ways in which this foreign, exotic other is constructed. Drawing from popular films, novels and TV series of recent years, and engaging with key thinkers from Marx to Derrida, Remaking History is a must for all students interested in the meaning that history has for fiction, and vice versa.--
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1975-
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De Groot, Jerome
Dewey number
809.381
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Historical fiction
  • Literature and history
  • History in literature
Label
Remaking history : the past in contemporary historical fictions, Jerome de Groot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17732281
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780415858779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898926218
Label
Remaking history : the past in contemporary historical fictions, Jerome de Groot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17732281
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780415858779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898926218

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