>The shaping of modern historical discourses as a concomitant of the
>development of the novel, and the shifts in the sense of what a novel is
>and can do. History as histrionics and the rhetoric of great men doing
>great deeds versus the historical novel which examines and
>creates/discovers the intimate, inward and affective life of events outside
>the public arena. Neww forms of past-tense, and of recollection and
>reconstitution. Questions of social and individual memory, speech as
>docuemnt and as psychic fragments.