Journal of Romance Studies

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Fictions of history by contemporary women writers

Journal of Romance Studies (2018), 18, (3), 305–315.

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Wesseling, Elisabeth (1991) Writing History as a Prophet: Postmodernist Innovations of the Historical Novel (Utrecht: Benjamins). Writing History as a Prophet: Postmodernist Innovations of the Historical Novel Google Scholar

Boccardi, Mariadele (2009) The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire (New York: Palgrave). The Contemporary British Historical Novel: Representation, Nation, Empire Google Scholar

Cooper, Katherine, and Emma Short (2012) ‘Histories and heroines: The female figure in contemporary historical fiction’, in The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction, ed. Katherine Cooper and Emma Short (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke), 1–20. ‘Histories and heroines: The female figure in contemporary historical fiction’ The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction 1 20 Google Scholar

Ferrante, Elena (2011) L’amica geniale (Rome: Edizioni E/O); trans. Ann Goldstein (2012) My Brilliant Friend (New York: Europa Editions). L’amica geniale Google Scholar

Ferrante, Elena (2014) Storia della bambina perduta (Rome: Edizioni E/O); trans. Ann Goldstein (2015) The Story of the Lost Child (New York: Europa Editions). Storia della bambina perduta Google Scholar

Gersäo, Teolinda (1997) A casa da cabeça de cavalo (Lisbon: Dom Quixote). A casa da cabeça de cavalo Google Scholar

Glissant, Édouard (1999) Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays, trans. J. Michael Dash (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia). Caribbean Discourse Google Scholar

Heilmann Ann, and Mark Llewellyn (2007) ‘Introduction’, in Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing, ed. Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), 1–12. ‘Introduction’ Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing 1 12 Google Scholar

Hoppe, Felicitas (2012) Johanna, 2nd ed. (Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer). Johanna Google Scholar

Huston, Nancy (2016) Le Club des miracles relatifs (Arles: Actes Sud; Montreal: Leméac). Le Club des miracles relatifs Google Scholar

Hutcheon, Linda (1988) Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory and Fiction (London: Routledge). Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory and Fiction Google Scholar

La Fayette, Marie-Madeleine (1864) The Princess of Clèves, in Œuvres de Mme de La Fayette (Paris: Garnier frères), 221–385. The Princess of Clèves 221 385 Google Scholar

La Fayette, Marie-Madeleine (1994) The Princess of Clèves, in The Princess of Clèves: Contemporary Reactions, Criticism, ed. and trans. John D. Lyons (New York: W.W. Norton & Company), 1–109. The Princess of Clèves 1 109 Google Scholar

Light, Alison (1989), ‘“Young Bess”: Historical novels and growing up’, Feminist Review 33: 57–71. ‘“Young Bess”: Historical novels and growing up’ Feminist Review 33 57 71 Google Scholar

Lukács, Georg (1962) The Historical Novel, trans. Hannah and Stanley Mitchell (Harmondsworth: Penguin). The Historical Novel Google Scholar

Lyons, D. John (1994) ‘Editor’s afterword: Secret history and the history of secrets’, in The Princess of Clèves: Contemporary Reactions, Criticism, ed. and trans. John D. Lyons (New York: W.W. Norton & Company), 109–117. ‘Editor’s afterword: Secret history and the history of secrets’ The Princess of Clèves: Contemporary Reactions, Criticism 109 117 Google Scholar

Maxwell, Richard (2009) The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650–1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650–1950 Google Scholar

Nunes, Ana (2011) African American Women Writers’ Historical Fiction (New York: Palgrave Macmillan). African American Women Writers’ Historical Fiction Google Scholar

Restrepo, Laura (1999) La novia oscura (Bogotá: Alfaguara); trans. Stephen A. Lytle (2001) The Dark Bride (New York: HarperCollins). La novia oscura Google Scholar

Rody, Caroline (2001) The Daughter’s Return: African-American and Caribbean Women’s Fictions of History (Oxford: Oxford University Press). The Daughter’s Return: African-American and Caribbean Women’s Fictions of History Google Scholar

Showalter, Elaine (1985) ‘Representing Ophelia: Women, madness, and the responsibilities of feminist criticism’, in Shakespeare and the Question of Theory, ed. Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman (London: Methuen), 77–94. ‘Representing Ophelia: Women, madness, and the responsibilities of feminist criticism’ Shakespeare and the Question of Theory 77 94 Google Scholar

Trouillot, Évelyne (2003) Rosalie l’ infâme (Paris: Éditions Dapper); trans. M.A. Salvodon (2013) The Infamous Rosalie (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). Rosalie l’ infâme Google Scholar

Von Dirke, Sabine (1998) ‘Feminist criticism and the historical novel: Elisabeth Plessen’s Kohlhass’, Seminar 34.4: 410–427. ‘Feminist criticism and the historical novel: Elisabeth Plessen’s Kohlhass’ Seminar 34.4 410 427 Google Scholar

Wallace, Diana (2005) The Woman’s Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900–2000 (Basingstoke: Palgrave). The Woman’s Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900–2000 Google Scholar

Weldt-Basson, Helene Carol (2013) ‘Introduction: Feminism and postcolonialism – new directions in Latin American historical fiction’, in Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism, ed. Helene Weldt-Basson (Basingstoke: Palgrave), 1–46. ‘Introduction: Feminism and postcolonialism – new directions in Latin American historical fiction’ Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism 1 46 Google Scholar

Wesseling, Elisabeth (1991) Writing History as a Prophet: Postmodernist Innovations of the Historical Novel (Utrecht: Benjamins). Writing History as a Prophet: Postmodernist Innovations of the Historical Novel Google Scholar

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