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January 28, 2018

Karen Hagemann, ‘Memory and Emotions: The Anti-Napoleonic Wars in 19th Century Historical Novels’

In the decades following the Anti-Napoleonic Wars of 1806 to 1815, historical novels evolved into one of the most important popular media of the memories of these wars. They reached increasingly broader audiences. These readers expected both edification and entertainment from historical novels, which should address not just the mind, but also the heart. Historical novels became a ‘school of national emotions.’ They played an important role in the construction of nineteenth century Germans’ national identity, because people’s connection to a…

Start: January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
End: January 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hamilton Hall, Room 569
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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