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Doing history in the age of Downton Abbey

by Christine Geraghty | 30 January 2019
Category: Films Cinema & DVD
Addresses how academic historians engage with Downton Abbey and similar programmes on a personal, intellectual, and professional basis As representations of history, period dramas perform serious work, and can be used to discuss both historical and contemporary issues (voting rights, war and trauma, reproductive rights). The contributors challenge the narrow view of period drama TV as conservative nostalgia; through sharing their experiences with these series (as consultants, bloggers and public speakers) they suggest ways in which historians can navigate the boundaries between academic and public history. Key Features Gives personal accounts of the ways US historians have been publicly in work on one of the most talked-about television dramas Looks at Downton Abbey from historians' perspectives, not to challenge its historical accuracy but to explore how it works as popular history Explores the divide between public and academic history Brings together British and American historians to help us understand how British popular culture is used and consumed in different ways
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Addresses how academic historians engage with Downton Abbey and similar programmes on a personal, intellectual, and professional basis As representations of history, period dramas perform serious work, and can be used to discuss both historical and contemporary issues (voting rights, war and trauma, reproductive rights). The contributors challenge the narrow view of period drama TV as conservative nostalgia; through sharing their experiences with these series (as consultants, bloggers and public speakers) they suggest ways in which historians can navigate the boundaries between academic and public history. Key Features Gives personal accounts of the ways US historians have been publicly in work on one of the most talked-about television dramas Looks at Downton Abbey from historians' perspectives, not to challenge its historical accuracy but to explore how it works as popular history Explores the divide between public and academic history Brings together British and American historians to help us understand how British popular culture is used and consumed in different ways
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Addresses how academic historians engage with Downton Abbey and similar programmes on a personal, intellectual, and professional basis As representations of history, period dramas perform serious work, and can be used to discuss both historical and contemporary issues (voting rights, war and trauma, reproductive rights). The contributors challenge the narrow view of period drama TV as conservative nostalgia; through sharing their experiences with these series (as consultants, bloggers and public speakers) they suggest ways in which historians can navigate the boundaries between academic and public history. Key Features Gives personal accounts of the ways US historians have been publicly in work on one of the most talked-about television dramas Looks at Downton Abbey from historians' perspectives, not to challenge its historical accuracy but to explore how it works as popular history Explores the divide between public and academic history Brings together British and American historians to help us understand how British popular culture is used and consumed in different ways

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Doing history in the age of Downton Abbey

ISBN9781474450799

Format

PublisherEDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS (30 January. 2019)

No. of Pages0

Weight230

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 152 x 232 x 11