Alchemical fictions

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This essay investigates the relationship between historical or quasi-historical figures and the literary characters they eventually become. It uses medieval understandings of character, temporality and textual afterlives as a way of approaching various transformations in Hilary Mantel's early novel, Fludd, and Colm Tóibín's more recent The Testament of Mary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-224
Number of pages11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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