Autor: Rebecca Waese
ISBN-13: 9781906165840
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 259
Gewicht: 387 g
Format: 226x152x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

When Novels Perform History

28, Cultural History and Literary Imagination
Dramatizing the Past in Australian and Canadian Literature
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CONTENTS: Exploring History in Australian and Canadian Literature through Dramatic Modes - Melodrama in Thomas Keneally's The Playmaker and in David Musgrave's Glissando - Performing Identity in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen - Performing the Nation in Peter Carey's Illywhacker - Dramatic Modes and the Feminist Poetics of Enactment in Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic - Performing History, Violence, and the Unsayable in Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish - Filmic and Dramatic Modes in Guy Vanderhaeghe's The Englishman's Boy - Taking It Further: Novels that Perform History Inside and Beyond Australian and Canadian Contexts.
How do you bring history alive? This book explores the use of dramatic modes - such as melodrama, metatheatre, and immersion - to bring immediacy and a sense of living presence to works of literature rooted in history. Focusing on Australian and Canadian literature from the late 1980s to the present, the book features original research on novels by award-winning writers such as David Musgrave, Richard Flanagan, Daphne Marlatt, Peter Carey, Tomson Highway, Thomas Keneally, and Guy Vanderhaeghe. The analysis addresses how these writers use strategies from drama and theatre to engage with colonial and postcolonial histories in their novels and create resonant connections with readers. Some of the novels encourage readers to imagine themselves in historical roles through intimate dramatizations inside characters' minds and bodies. Others use exaggerated theatrical frames to place readers at a critical distance from representations of history using Brechtian techniques of alienation. This book explores the use of dramatic modes to enliven and reimagine settler-invader history and bring colonial and postcolonial histories closer to the present.
Autor: Rebecca Waese
Rebecca Waese is a lecturer and researcher in English in the Department of Creative Arts and English at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and holds a PhD from York University. Her interests include adaptations and Australian and Canadian literature and theatre. She was awarded a Pro-Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award in July 2016 at La Trobe University and a La Trobe University Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in December 2016.

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Autor: Rebecca Waese
ISBN-13 :: 9781906165840
ISBN: 190616584X
Erscheinungsjahr: 30.10.2017
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 387g
Seiten: 259
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 226x152x17 mm