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The Afterlives of Walter Scott Memory on the Move,9780198806400

The Afterlives of Walter Scott Memory on the Move

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/6/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography

Ann Rigney, Professor of Comparative Literature, Utrecht University

Ann Rigney was born in Dublin, educated at University College Dublin and the University of Toronto, and is currently professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University. She was elected a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in 2005. She has published widely in the field of cultural memory, philosophy of history, and nineteenth-century historiography. Her books include The Rhetoric of Historical Representation: Three Narrative Histories of the French Revolution (Cambridge UP, 1990) and Imperfect Histories: The Elusive Past and the Legacy of Romantic Historicism (Cornell UP, 2011).

Table of Contents

1. Portable Monuments
2. Procreativity: Remediation and Rob Roy
3. Re-scripting Ivanhoe
4. Re-enacting Ivanhoe
5. Locating Memory: Abbotsford
6. Commemorating Scott: 'That Imperial Man'
7. How Long Was Immortality?
Epilogue: Cultural Memory, Cultural Amnesia

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