The Real Story: Telling the Historical "Truth" (NEMLA 2013)

This panel will examine non-primary-source representations of real historical events. How do such accounts of actual events interact with the notion of “truth,” and how to do they construct and/or challenge dominant narratives about the past? How do these secondary plots invoke the notion of the “original” event that they describe? How do point of view, audience, narrativity, genre, and other formal elements characterize the text as “historical”? What are ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
NeMLA
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
British
Popular Culture
African-American
Colonial
Revolution & Early National
Transcendentalists
1865-1914
20th & 21st Century
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