Reality Effects: The Historical Novel and the Crisis of Fictionality in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century

Wilson, L (2015) Reality Effects: The Historical Novel and the Crisis of Fictionality in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century. In: The 2000s: a decade of contemporary British fiction. The Decades Series: British Fiction . Bloomsbury, London, pp. 145-171. ISBN 9781441112156

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the assumptions made about the 'fictionality' of prose fiction implicit in the contemporary historical novel. In particular it argues that the recent historical novel has developed a set of 'reality effects' which appear to look back to modernist writing, but in fact work to secure a disguised referentiality in the face of a loss of faith in the fictional.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary novel, historical novel, reality effects, modernism
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 13:10
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 14:46
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/10614

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