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Loss and Cultural Remains in Performance: The Ghosts of the Franklin Expedition (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

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In 1845, John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition disappeared. The expedition left a remarkable archive of performative remains that entice one to consider the tension between material remains and memory, to contemplate how affect influences historical narratives, and to reflect on how substitution and surrogation work alongside mourning and melancholia as responses to loss. This book proposes that performances generate critical insights into how those affected by the expedition's disappearance understood the losses they experienced and makes the broader argument that performance functions as a repository of cultural history and as an epistemology of loss.

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Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklins Northwest Passage expedition in 1845.

Synopsis:

In 1845, John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition disappeared. The expedition left a remarkable archive of performative remains that entice one to consider the tension between material remains and memory, to contemplate how affect influences historical narratives, and to reflect on how substitution and surrogation work alongside mourning and melancholia as responses to loss. This book proposes that performances generate critical insights into how those affected by the expedition's disappearance understood the losses they experienced and makes the broader argument that performance functions as a repository of cultural history and as an epistemology of loss.

About the Author

Heather Davis-Fisch is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Theatre Studies atthe University of British Columbia and she received her PhD in Theatre from theUniversity of Guelph, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jane Franklin's Dress: Archives and Affect Disciplining Nostalgia in the Navy; or, Harlequin in the Arctic 'The Sly Fox': Reading Indigenous Presence Going Native: 'Playing Inuit,' 'Becoming Savage,' and Acting Out Franklin Aglooka's Ghost: Performing Embodied Memory The Last Resource: Witnessing the Cannibal Scene The Designated Mourner: Charles Dickens Stands in for Franklin Conclusion: Franklin Remains

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230340329
Author:
Davis-fisch, Heather
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Davis-Fisch, Heather
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 maps, 2 b/w photos, 5 b/w line drawing
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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In 1845, John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition disappeared. The expedition left a remarkable archive of performative remains that entice one to consider the tension between material remains and memory, to contemplate how affect influences historical narratives, and to reflect on how substitution and surrogation work alongside mourning and melancholia as responses to loss. This book proposes that performances generate critical insights into how those affected by the expedition's disappearance understood the losses they experienced and makes the broader argument that performance functions as a repository of cultural history and as an epistemology of loss.

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