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Fictive Histories / Historical Fictions

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This interdisciplinary conference takes the recent popularity of the historical novel as a starting point to explore the relationship between history and fiction. The plenary speaker, Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel (“Wolf Hall”), will appear in conversation with Mary Robertson, former Huntington chief curator of British historical manuscripts. The conference was held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

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Plenary Lecture by Hilary Mantel (in conversation with Mary Robertson)

Hilary Mantel in conversation with Mary Robertson for the plenary lecture at “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

51 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Plenary Lecture by Hilary Mantel (in conversation with Mary Robertson)

Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel

Jerome de Groot delivers a talk titled “Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Future Directions.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

39 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel

Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past

Jessie Burton, author of “The Miniaturist” (2014) and “The Muse” (2016), delivers a talk titled “Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Future Directions.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past

Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution

Fiona Price from University of Chichester delivers a talk titled “Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

39 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution

Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction

Mark Eaton from Azusa Pacific University delivers a talk titled “Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

36 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel

John Mullan from University College London delivers a talk titled “Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel

Reflections on Referentiality

Sophie Coulombeau, from Cardiff University and author of “Rites” (2012) and Point No Point (forthcoming), delivers a talk titled “Naming Names: Reflections on Referentiality” This talk was included in the session titled “History and Fiction: Strange Bedfellows?” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

47 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Reflections on Referentiality

Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition

Naomi Williams, author of “Landfalls” (2015), delivers a talk titled “Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition.” This talk was included in the session titled “History and Fiction: Strange Bedfellows?” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

33 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition

Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Frankenstein”

Damian Walford-Davies from Cardiff University delivers a talk titled “Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s ‘Frankenstein.’” This talk was included in the session titled “Fictive Histories: Theory and Practice.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

46 MIN2017 MAY 13
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Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Frankenstein”

The Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington by Sue Hodson

Sue Hodson from The Huntington discusses the Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington as part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

6 MIN2017 MAY 13
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The Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington by Sue Hodson

Latest Episodes

Plenary Lecture by Hilary Mantel (in conversation with Mary Robertson)

Hilary Mantel in conversation with Mary Robertson for the plenary lecture at “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

51 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Plenary Lecture by Hilary Mantel (in conversation with Mary Robertson)

Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel

Jerome de Groot delivers a talk titled “Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Future Directions.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

39 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Beach Time: Experimentation and the Historical Novel

Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past

Jessie Burton, author of “The Miniaturist” (2014) and “The Muse” (2016), delivers a talk titled “Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Future Directions.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Historical Impressionism: The Burden and Blessing of Writing the Past

Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution

Fiona Price from University of Chichester delivers a talk titled “Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

39 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Flowers for Robespierre? Fictive Histories and the French Revolution

Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction

Mark Eaton from Azusa Pacific University delivers a talk titled “Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

36 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Counterfactuals in US Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel

John Mullan from University College London delivers a talk titled “Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel.” This talk was included in the session titled “Historical Fictions: Historical Perspectives.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Historical Fiction and the Invention of the Literary Novel

Reflections on Referentiality

Sophie Coulombeau, from Cardiff University and author of “Rites” (2012) and Point No Point (forthcoming), delivers a talk titled “Naming Names: Reflections on Referentiality” This talk was included in the session titled “History and Fiction: Strange Bedfellows?” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

47 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Reflections on Referentiality

Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition

Naomi Williams, author of “Landfalls” (2015), delivers a talk titled “Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition.” This talk was included in the session titled “History and Fiction: Strange Bedfellows?” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

33 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Dancing through the Alternative Facts: Cannibal Stories, Hagiographies, and Fictionalizing the Lapérouse Expedition

Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Frankenstein”

Damian Walford-Davies from Cardiff University delivers a talk titled “Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s ‘Frankenstein.’” This talk was included in the session titled “Fictive Histories: Theory and Practice.” Part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

46 MIN2017 MAY 13
Comments
Counterfactual Obstetrics: Mary Wollstonecraft’s “Frankenstein”

The Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington by Sue Hodson

Sue Hodson from The Huntington discusses the Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington as part of “Fictive Histories/Historical Fictions,” a conference held at The Huntington May 12–13, 2017.

6 MIN2017 MAY 13
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The Hilary Mantel Papers at The Huntington by Sue Hodson
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