Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97865
Title:
Rethinking history: Blurring the edges
Authors:
Lee, R. (Robert)
Affiliation:
Teesside University
Citation:
Lee, R. (2010) 'Rethinking history: Blurring the edges', Rethinking History, 14 (1), pp.91-118.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Rethinking History
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97865
DOI:
10.1080/13642520903515777
Abstract:
This article is intended to highlight the pressures and tensions inherent when academic history reaches out to a readership beyond its usual constituency. Issues of drama and entertainment become foregrounded, along with the privileging of certain incidents over others, in order to 'draw in' a non-specialist audience. By linking together a series of excerpts from a variety of sources, the author explores his own direct experience of this writing dilemma, and considers the potential for empirical history and literary fiction to work together in a complementary way to enhance and deepen understandings of our storied past.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
dramatisation; history; literary crossover; literature; historical non-fiction; popular history
ISSN:
1364-2529; 1470-1154
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/05/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 04/05/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorLee, R. (Robert)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-04T12:15:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-04T12:15:43Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationRethinking History; 14(1):91-118en
dc.identifier.issn1364-2529-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1154-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13642520903515777-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97865-
dc.description.abstractThis article is intended to highlight the pressures and tensions inherent when academic history reaches out to a readership beyond its usual constituency. Issues of drama and entertainment become foregrounded, along with the privileging of certain incidents over others, in order to 'draw in' a non-specialist audience. By linking together a series of excerpts from a variety of sources, the author explores his own direct experience of this writing dilemma, and considers the potential for empirical history and literary fiction to work together in a complementary way to enhance and deepen understandings of our storied past.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/05/2010]en
dc.subjectdramatisationen
dc.subjecthistoryen
dc.subjectliterary crossoveren
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.subjecthistorical non-fictionen
dc.subjectpopular historyen
dc.titleRethinking history: Blurring the edgesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside Universityen
dc.identifier.journalRethinking Historyen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 04/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardLee, R. (2010) 'Rethinking history: Blurring the edges', Rethinking History, 14 (1), pp.91-118.-
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