Hayden White To raise the question of the nature of narrative is to invite reflection on the very nature of culture and, possibly, even on the nature of humanity itself. So natural is the impulse to narrate, so inevitable is the form of narrative for any report of the way things really happened, that.
Description: Scientific Essay from the year 2005 in the subject History - Basics, grade: very good, course: International History and Politics, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this essay we argue that the concept of history as narrative (Metahistory) defended by the American philosopher of history Hayden White represents a constructive approach to.
This essay analyzes the development of Hayden White's work from Metahistory to the present. It compares his approach to Roland Barthes's study of narrative and historical discourse in order to illustrate the differences between White's structuralist methods and poststructuralist forms of textual analysis. The author puts particular emphasis on the interdependence between the development of.
NARRATIVE AND HISTORY: HAYDEN WHITE’S OBJECTIONS TO SCIENTISTIC CHANGES TO THE STUDY OF HISTORY. Aaron Grinter. ABSTRACT: This essay will explore the idea of narratives, with the intention of understanding what insight the study of narrative can offer the disciplines concerned with greater human comprehension. One of these disciplines is social science, which includes economics, political.
These are complimented by newer pieces by Susan Stanford Friedman on spatialization and Robyn Warhol on serial fiction. Other major contributions include Edward Said on beginnings, Hayden White on historical narrative, Peter Brooks on plot, Paul Ricoeur on time, D. A. Miller on closure, James Phelan on progression, and Jacques Derrida on the.
Evaluation of the influence of Hayden White on the theory of history ismade difficult by his preference for the essay form, valued for its experimental character, and by the need to find.
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However, with the aid of a theoretical model for analyzing narrative, fiction, and historical writing provided by writers such as Hayden White and E. M. Forester, the relationship between fiction and history in The Jungle becomes clearer. White argues that Sinclair’s novel is not purely historical because imaginary events appear throughout the novel and work to group the novel within the.
In his “Historical Fiction, Fictional History, and Historical Reality,” Hayden White writes “What we postmodernists are against is a professional historiography.” This statement inspired me to reexamine a number of White’s oeuvre from the perspective of postmodernism so as to find out in what ways and to what extent White is a postmodernist. In addition, I highlight a number of.
SIDELIGHTS: Hayden V. White has made contributions to the philosophy of history and literary theory. His books and essays analyze the narratives of nineteenth-and twentieth-century historians and philosophers, suggesting that historical discourse is a form of fiction that can be classified and studied on the basis of its structure and its use of language. White ultimately attacks the notion.
White, Hayden, The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Interpretation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989) Essay Questions. How do the temporal operations of a narrative relate to the feelings it produces? Discuss in relation to one or more text you have read.
Originally published in 1998. In his earlier books such as Tropics of Discourse and The Content of the Form, Hayden White focused on the conventions of historical writing and on the ordering of historical consciousness. In Figural Realism, White collects eight interrelated essays primarily concerned with the treatment of history in recent literary critical discourse.
The university is now the home of the octogenarian thinker Hayden White, who. one of the editors of Re-Figuring Hayden White. Ewa brought White’s The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007 to the table for discussion. I was aware of the “History of Consciousness” program at UCSC, wasn’t aware he had created it. Ewa Domanska. In the history of.
Hayden White’s definition of modernist events constitutes a challenge to historical representation, and in particular to twentieth-century historiography. In this short essay, we will try to follow White’s analysis, identify its shortcomings and propose a way forward, a set of directions through which this potentially decisive concept can be deployed by modern histo-riography. Keywords.
Hayden White is recognized as one of the great humanist minds of our time, defining the key questions of 20th- and 21st-century philosophy of history and the ethical import of narrative discourse.
Historical Discourse as Fact-Bound Fiction. Authors; Authors and affiliations; Johan Degenaar; Chapter. 1 Citations; 86 Downloads; Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 19) Abstract. The purpose of this essay is, first, to look at the nature of the fact-value distinction and to discuss some of the views which succeed in overcoming positivistic.
He is the author of The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant and the editor of The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007, by Hayden White, and Mimesis and Theory, Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005, by Rene Girard.
About Philosophy of History After Hayden White. This anthology of new essays by an international group of preeminent scholars explores the ground-breaking work of Hayden White, whose thought, beginning with his seminal Metahistory (1973), has revolutionized the way we think about the philosophy of history, historiography, narrative, and the relation between history and literature.
However, with the aid of a theoretical model for analyzing narrative, fiction, and historical writing provided by writers such as Hayden White and E. M. Forester, the relationship between fiction and history in The Jungle becomes clearer. White argues that Sinclair's novel is not purely historical because imaginary events appear throughout the novel and work to group the novel within the.