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The Gossips’ Choice: Extending the possibilities for biofiction with creative uses of sources

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posted on 16.08.2021, 10:57 by Sara ReadSara Read
Historical fiction based on historical figures just with their names changed was common in the distant past but fell out of favor in the last century. One reason for this was the additional transparency that biofiction with the protagonist as a named figure can offer. This chapter makes the case that using the practices of older historical fiction combined with the transparency of biofiction in a hybrid fashion, blending the real and the imaginary, offers great scope for bringing women’s lived experiences to life. In this essay, I discuss my own praxis while writing The Gossips’ Choice to illustrate my argument.

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • English

Published in

Authorizing Early Modern European Women. From Biography to Biofiction

Pages

263 - 270

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This book chapter was published in the book Authorizing Early Modern European Women. From Biography to Biofiction [© 2022]. The publisher's website is at https://www.aup.nl/en/

Publication date

2021-12-06

Copyright date

2022

ISBN

9789048552900; 9789048552900; 9789463727143

Book series

Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World

Language

en

Editor(s)

James Fitzmaurice; Naomi Miller; Sara Steen

Depositor

Dr Sara Read Deposit date: 1 March 2021