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In a strikingly interdisciplinary and multilingual analysis of Caribbean postmodern historical novels about slavery alongside museum exhibitions about slavery throughout the Caribbean and the US, Vivian Halloran shows how the novels as well as the exhibits seek to educate their audiences about reconstructing the past from fragmented evidence and relating historical memory and collective mourning in the creation of narratives about that past. The literary and museum portrayals work together in confronting the trauma of slavery in much the same way as Holocaust memorials, fiction, and film confront the trauma of genocide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Note on Translations
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction: Novels as Museums in a Postmodern Age
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 1. Books as National (Literary) History Museums
  2. pp. 21-50
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  1. 2. Art Museums: Visual (Inter)Texts
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. 3. Ethnographic Museums: The Literary Diorama
  2. pp. 79-99
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  1. 4. Between Plantation and Living History Museum
  2. pp. 100-120
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  1. 5. World Heritage Sites: The Fortress
  2. pp. 121-148
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  1. 6. Mourning Museums: Diasporic Practices
  2. pp. 149-175
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-190
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 191-202
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 203-207
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813928685
Related ISBN
9780813928654
MARC Record
OCLC
753976360
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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