Novel Approaches (14): Postmodernism and historical fiction part two

 Simon Schama’s Dead Certainties (1991)  It would seem that the ideas of postmodernism fit the historical fiction model well and has helped to reinvigorate it as a genre and as a place where some historians feel comfortable (to an extent) exploring.  In a...

Novel Approaches (13): Postmodernism and historical fiction part one

POST 13: Novel Approaches: Postmodernism and historical fiction part 1 ‘At the core of culture is a continuous dialogue between myth and history, “plain invention” and the “core of historical fact”’ (Slotkin, 229).   This quote from Richard Slotkin’s 2005 article...

Whatever happened to postmodernism?

By the 1990s, even historians were finding it difficult to ignore the potential implications of what was variously described as postmodernism, post-structuralism, or the linguistic or cultural turn. Theory, so often seen as dangerously continental, even succeeded in...