The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

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From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith, this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. Examining the female figure in these contemporary fictions, it looks at the ways in which authors intervene in the historical process to present these women, real and imagined. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history. Featuring chapters by newer scholars alongside established figures in the field such as Diana Wallace, as well as an interview with authors Susan Sellers and Alice Thompson, it engages with debates around history, literary value and the postmodern to illustrate the importance of these female figures.Sandra Gilbert, a#39;Review: Dead Poeta#39;s Societya#39;, The Womena#39;s Review of Books, 20 :6 (2003), 1, 3a€“4 (p. ... 2000) Gold, Tanya, a#39;Amy Winehouse Calls to Mind Jean Rhys, Author of Wide Sargasso Seaa#39;, Guardian Online, 6 May 2009, available at: anbsp;...

Title:The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction
Author:Katherine Cooper
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-10-29


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