George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the National Past
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BeschreibungIn this new study of George Eliot's fiction, textual attempts to imagine a coherent and unified national past are seen as producing a contradictory vision of Englishness. It is a historiographical national identity, constructed in the image of predominant, and conflicting, trends in the Victorian writing of history. The inherent uncertainty caused by the shift between different perceptions of English history leads, in the later fiction, to an abandonment of contemporaneous grand narratives. The consequence is a history that anticipates a more modern, radical philosophy of history.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgements Introduction: 'Those Far-Reaching Visions of the Past' George Eliot and the (Meta)Narrativity of History Imagining the National Past A Natural History of English Life A Carlylean Counter-Paradigm Theodicy and History Imagining the National Present Unwritten Landscapes: Imagining the National Future Conclusion: Beyond Victorian Historiography Bibliography Index
PortraitNeil McCaw is Lecturer in English Studies, School of Cultural Studies, King Alfred's College.
Untertitel: 2000. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2000
Seitenanzahl: 203 Seiten