Rethinking Historical Distance

Rethinking Historical Distance

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The idea of distance is one of the defining principles of modern historical method. This volume gives the discussion of historical distance new breadth, flexibility and importance by incorporating diverse modes of representation including photography, sculpture, painting, musical theatre, and fashion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 14.73mm | 3,503g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2013
  • XI, 262 p.
  • 1349329266
  • 9781349329267

Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction: Re-thinking Historical Distance; Mark Salber Phillips PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES 1. A Short History of Distance; Peter Burke 2. Historical Distance, Historical Judgment; Ivan Gaskell 3. The Travels of Fiction: Literature, Distance, and the Representation of the Past; Jurgen Pieters PART II: BIOGRAPHIES AND PSYCHOANALYSIS 4. Biography and the Question of Historical Distance; Barbara Caine 5. Close-Ups; Adam Phillips PART III: THEATRE AND ITS DISTANCES 6. 'Time Has Rendered These Allusions Natural': Re-enacting the Saint-Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1789; Matthew Lauzon 7. Parody and Re-enactment in the Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; Carolyn Williams PART IV: VISUAL STUDIES: SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND FASHION 8. Sir Francis Chantrey: Sculpture, History, and Geology; M.G. Sullivan 9. Photographic Calculations: Intimate Trauma and Cool Distance in Post-war Japan; Julia Adeney Thomas 10. Fashion, Microcosm, and Romantic Historical Distance; Timothy Campbell PART V: DISTANCE AND POST-COLONIAL PERSPECTIVES 11. 'Distance' and Settler Australia's Black History; Bain Attwood 12. Closing the Distance: Time, Historicity, and Contemporary Indigenous Art; Ruth B. Phillips
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About Julia Adeney Thomas

Bain Attwood, Professor, Monash University, Australia
Peter Burke, former Professor, University of Cambridge, UK
Timothy Campbell, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, USA
Ivan Gaskell, Professor, Bard Graduate Center, New York City, USA
Matthew Lauzon, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, USA
Jurgen Pieters, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium
Adam Phillips, British child psychotherapist, literary critic and essayist
Ruth B. Phillips, Professor, Carleton University, Canada
MG Sullivan, former Curator, Ashmolean Museum, UK
Carolyn Williams, Professor, Rutgers University, USA
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