Framing the Portrait: Finding the balance between imagination and research in the creation of an historical novel

Author: Emily Sutherland

Sutherland, Emily, 2008 Framing the Portrait: Finding the balance between imagination and research in the creation of an historical novel, Flinders University, School of Humanities

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Abstract

Historians and novelists use narrative to tell their story. The difference is that historians should confine their text to a factual account as far as is possible while the novelists may used imagination to fill those spaces that the historian can only acknowledge. NB: This upload contains the exegesis only. The novel, The Paraclete Conundrum, has been published in a revised form.

Keywords: historical novels,medieval women in europe,hildegard of bingen,heloise,eleanor of aquitaine
Subject: English thesis

Thesis type: Doctor of Philosophy
Completed: 2008
School: School of Humanities and Creative Arts
Supervisor: Professor Graham Tulloch