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Remaking History - Recommended by Choice Reviews!

We are delighted to announce that Remaking History has been recommended by Choice Reviews!

"In this wide-ranging study, De Groot (English, Univ. of Manchester, UK) argues that historical fiction has an 'uncanny' relationship to the past; that is, it is a genre that makes history simultaneously familiar and alien. Not confining his analysis to novels, De Groot also examines English-language film and television programs (Downton Abbey, Mad Men) to demonstrate how contemporary historical fiction is itself a form of historiography... this is an important contribution to historical fiction studies." — L. R. Braunstein, Dartmouth College, Choice Reviews


  • Remaking History

    The Past in Contemporary Historical Fictions

    By Jerome De Groot

    Remaking History considers the ways that historical fictions of all kinds enable a complex engagement with the past. Popular historical texts including films, television and novels, along with cultural phenomena such as superheroes and vampires, broker relationships to ‘history’, while also…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge