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Rousselot, Elodie

Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Exoticising the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fiction
Elodie Rousselot

Part I. Exoticising the Historical Other

2. Exoticising the Tudors: Hilary Mantel’s Re-Appropriation of the Past in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
Rosario Arias

3. Exoticising Colonial History: British Authors’ Australian Convict Novels
Therese-M. Meyer

4. Exoticism and Consumption in Anne Enright’s The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch
Maeve Tynan

5. ‘We were again on the trail of cannibals’: Consuming Trauma and Frustrating Exoticism in Robert Edric’s The Book of the Heathen
Emily Scott

6. ‘It’s like gold leaf, and now it’s rising, peeling away’: Britishness and Exoticism in Sarah Waters’s The Night Watch
Elsa Cavalié

Part II. Exotic Fascination / Neo-Historical Subversion

7. Cannibalising the Other: David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and the Incorporation of ‘Exotic’ Pasts
Gerd Bayer

8. Neo-Victorian Experiments with (Natural) History in Harry Karlinsky’s The Evolution of Inanimate Objects
Elodie Rousselot

9. ‘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

10. Beasts of Burdened Memories: Exotic Figures in Michael Chabon’s Neo-Historical Holocaust Fiction
Mia Spiro

11. ‘A History of Darkness’: Exoticising Strategies and the Nigerian Civil War in Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Amy S. Rushton

Keywords: Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, British and Irish Literature, European Literature, Literary History

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
208 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137375209
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-47724-1

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