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

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 16/08/2012
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In 1845, John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition disappeared. The expedition left an archive of performative remains that entice one to consider the tension between material remains and memory and reflect on how substitution and surrogation work alongside mourning and melancholia as responses to loss.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230340329
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


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"Davis-Fisch's book is . . . the most original and engaging work on the cultural impact of the mid-century Franklin fascination yet to appear - and, it's to be hoped, a harbinger of further such studies of the larger dramas of exploration as such, in all the regions of the world that the 'West' thought of as distant." - The Arctic Book Review

"The argument of Heather Davis-Fisch's book - that we might trace the 'remains' of a cultural event through performance in order both to evoke its circumstances and to argue for a relationship between performance and history, as well as performance and 'loss' more generally - is important, compelling, and interesting. Davis-Fisch makes her points clearly and delivers interesting close readings informed by recent criticism and theory." - Jennifer Hill, Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor of the Humanities , University of Nevada, Reno

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