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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Loss and Cultural Remains in Performance

The Ghosts of the Franklin Expedition

Authors: Davis-Fisch, Heather

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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.

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Heather Davis-Fisch is an instructor in English and Theatre at the University of Fraser Valley, Canada

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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


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Loss and Cultural Remains in Performance
Book Subtitle
The Ghosts of the Franklin Expedition
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Heather Davis-Fisch
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06599-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137065995
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34032-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34290-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 234
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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