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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies 2009, 57

Autor: Sandra Guardini Teixeira Vasconcelos

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=478348695010


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Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies E-ISSN: 2175-8026 ilhadodesterro@gmail.com Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brasil Guardini Teixeira Vasconcelos, Sandra WAVERING OVER BORDERLINES: HISTORY AND FICTION IN WALTER SCOTT Ilha do Desterro: A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies, núm.
57, julio-diciembre, 2009, pp.
139-155 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=478348695010 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Wavering over borderlines: history.
139 WAVERING OVER BORDERLINES: HISTORY AND FICTION IN WALTER SCOTT Sandra Guardini T Tee i x e i r a V Vaa s c o n c e l o s * Universidade de São Paulo All historical novels, by definition, travel through time, into the past; some of them travel through space as well, foregrounding a journey which leads the main character to tread unknown territories, cross physical and-or cultural borders, fight wars, help expand national frontiers.
Often, this movement in space also becomes movement in time, with physical mobility literally causing the protagonist to confront temporal displacement and cultural difference.
Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels are a case in point.
Generally speaking, the quintessential Scott plot has been described as the story of an Englishman or a Lowland Scotsman who travels north to the Highlands, at a time when national feeling is running high, becomes entangled, partly by accident, partly by sympathy, in local disputes, finally returning home, somewhat changed by the experience (Daiches, “Scott’s Achievement” 92-93). This could at some level be characterised as one more specimen...





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