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Afterimages of a saint:Felicitas Hoppe's Johanna and the poetics of writing history

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This article examines Felicitas Hoppe’s 2006 novel Johanna, a historical fiction about Joan of Arc which can simultaneously be read as a poetic reflection on the very process of writing about the past. Johanna raises questions about women’s roles in institutions, the historical record, and myth-making. I argue that Hoppe’s novel, which stands consciously in a tradition of literary and cultural depictions of Joan, uses a postmodern aesthetic fusing a highly poetic narrative mode with an approa...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3828/jrs.2018.21

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Romance Studies Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
341-356
Publication date:
2018-12-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1752-2331
ISSN:
1473-3536
Source identifiers:
820277
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:820277
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uuid:37cdd00f-a889-4bd2-83d8-42ad3f04a615
Local pid:
pubs:820277
Deposit date:
2018-01-17

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