Mesa K

Norman Simms

Waikato University




>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.