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dc.title A star-shaped crossroad: From (counterfactual) historiography to historiographic metafiction en
dc.contributor.author Fonfárová, Vladimíra
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2013: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-450-7
dc.date.issued 2015
utb.relation.volume 5
dc.citation.spage 201
dc.citation.epage 212
dc.event.title 5th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2013-09-05
dc.event.edate 2013-09-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB)
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2013/
dc.subject historiography en
dc.subject historiographic fiction en
dc.subject historiographic metafiction en
dc.subject postmodern challenge en
dc.subject Canadian postmodern fiction en
dc.subject possible worlds en
dc.subject counterfactual historiography en
dc.subject Niall Ferguson en
dc.subject Margaret Atwood en
dc.subject Kate Pullinger en
dc.subject Linda Hutcheon en
dc.subject Lubomir Dolezel en
dc.subject Hayden White en
dc.description.abstract In the 1970s, Hayden White stirred a heated debate about similarities between historiography and fiction. In his monographs Metahistory (1973) and Tropics of Discourse (1978), he developed a theory that from the discourse perspective, the process of writing a historiographic text and writing fiction is no different as they use the same strategies. Lubomir Dolezel, in his Possible Worlds of Fiction and History: Postmodern Stage (2010), reacts to this theory and takes the argument further, claiming that the comparison of historiography and fiction has reached a dead end and needs to be researched from a new perspective that of the possible worlds theory. The debate between White's and Dolezel's theories re-establishes the borderline between historiography and fiction but does not provide a fully satisfying answer when it comes to distinguishing between historiography and specific genres of fiction, such as historiographic fiction. Problems also arise when using the possible worlds theory as a tool for differentiating between fiction, historiographic fiction and counterfactual historiography. Concerning the increasingly popular trend of counterfactual historiography, as defined by Niall Ferguson in his introduction to Virtual History (1997), this paper notes the insufficiency of Dolezel's criteria for the reestablishment of the borderline between historiography and fiction. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006516
utb.identifier.obdid 43873631
utb.identifier.wok 000373408700016
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T14:58:42Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 84058
utb.contributor.internalauthor Fonfárová, Vladimíra
utb.fulltext.affiliation Vladimíra Fonfárová Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Mostní 5139, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic. Email: fonfarova@fhs.utb.cz
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utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Humanities
utb.fulltext.ou Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
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