Mitchell, Katharine (2010) Narrativizing women's experiences in late nineteenth-century Italy through domestic fiction. Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, 14 (4). pp. 483-501. ISSN 1364-2529Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Drawing upon the domestic fiction by Italian women writers of the late nineteenth-century, in this article I argue that we can use this as evidence of history as a cultural undertaking. Through a reading of a selection of popular novels and short stories intended for a female readership, I demonstrate how domestic fiction provides crucial textual evidence for us to rediscover and reinterpret the (hi)story of women's sentiments and experiences in late nineteenth-century Italy. In so doing, I align the role of the narrator with that of the historian to conceive of history as representation; that is, not as fictional, but as fictive.
|Keywords:||realist fiction, representation , Hayden White, women, fictive history, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, History|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > Italian|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||13 Jun 2011 15:16|
|Last modified:||27 Apr 2016 16:51|