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Author Davis-Fisch, Heather, 1979-

Title Loss and cultural remains in performance : the ghosts of the Franklin Expedition / Heather Davis-Fisch
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Contents Introduction: Jane Franklin's dress: archives and affect -- Disciplining nostalgia in the Navy; or, Harlequin in the arctic -- "The sly fox": reading indigenous presence -- Going native: "playing Inuit", "becoming savage", and acting out Franklin -- Aglooka's ghost: performing embodied memory -- The last resource: witnessing the cannibal scene -- The designated mourner: Charles Dickens stands in for Franklin -- Conclusion: Franklin remains
Summary Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition in 1845
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Guelph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889. Frozen deep
Ede, Charles, 1823-1912. Zero, or Harlequin light
John Franklin Arctic Expedition (1845-1851)
Search and rescue operations -- Arctic regions.
Search and rescue operations -- Northwest Territories.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012010278
ISBN 0230340326 (alk. paper)
1137065990 (electronic bk.)
9780230340329 (alk. paper)
9781137065995 (electronic bk.)