1st Edition

Memory and Memorials From the French Revolution to World War One

By Jacqueline M. Labbe Copyright 2000
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    237 Pages
    by Routledge

    Focusing on the "long" nineteenth century, from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in this era of turbulent social change. Through investigation of science, literature, history and the visual arts, the authors explore theories of memory and the cultural and literary resonances of memorializing.Drawing on the work of many of the most influential literary figures of the period, such as Tennyson, Scott, and Hardy, Memory and Memorials explores key topics such as: gender and memory; Victorian psychological theories of memory; and cultural constructions in literature, science, history and architecture.Memory and Memorials: From the French Revolution to World War One employs a range of new and influential interdisciplinary methodologies. It offers both a fresh theoretical understanding of the period, and a wealth of empirical material of use to the historian, literary critic or social psychologist.

    Introduction; I: Memory Cultural constructions in literature, science and history; 1: Romanticism and the re-engendering of historical memory; 2: Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian and the disordered memory; 3: ‘The malady of thought’ Embodied memory in Victorian psychology and the novel; 4: The unquiet limit Old age and memory in Victorian narrative; 5: Memory through the looking glass; 6: Twisting Memory from Eliot to Eliot; II: Writing and remembering; 7: Gender and memory in post-Revolutionary women’s writing; 8: Re-membering; 9: ‘All that it had to say’; 10: Memory enstructured; 11: Memorials of the Tennysons; 12: Rhyming as resurrection


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