The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs.

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    • Abstract:
      Formed within the interplay of history, culture and cognition, the concept of social memory is introduced to evaluate a key element of Scotland's nineteenth-century national tale. Being never more than partially captured by state and monarchy, and only imperfectly carried by institutions and groups, the national tale has comprised a number of narratives. Within the post-Union fluidity of Scotland's place within Britain, and at a time of European conflict, this tale coalesced around social memories of the mediaeval patriot William Wallace. Distinctive to that process was the historical romance The Scottish Chiefs (1810), as it was merged with the public life of its author, Jane Porter (bap. 1776-1850). By situating this fictional account of the life of Wallace within the social memories of its author, and in society more widely, attention is directed towards a set of stories formed in Porter's own cognition. These living memories were forged in her childhood experiences of a new life in Scotland; her claim to have pioneered the historical novel, confirmed by her friend Walter Scott; her personal, familial, and fictional projections of her public self; and in how contemporaries returned to her, and made known to society, their reception of her personality, her deportment, and her fiction. It was in combination that a leading social memory of the nation's tale was formed out of living memory that could not have transcended time and place. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0036-9241
    • Accession Number:
      10.3366/shr.2012.0104
    • Accession Number:
      82336275
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    • ABNT:
      MORTON, G. The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs. Scottish Historical Review, [s. l.], v. 91, n. 2, p. 311–335, 2012. DOI 10.3366/shr.2012.0104. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=82336275&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 24 jan. 2020.
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      Morton G. The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs. Scottish Historical Review. 2012;91(2):311-335. doi:10.3366/shr.2012.0104.
    • APA:
      Morton, G. (2012). The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs. Scottish Historical Review, 91(2), 311–335. https://doi.org/10.3366/shr.2012.0104
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Morton, Graeme. 2012. “The Social Memory of Jane Porter and Her Scottish Chiefs.” Scottish Historical Review 91 (2): 311–35. doi:10.3366/shr.2012.0104.
    • Harvard:
      Morton, G. (2012) ‘The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs’, Scottish Historical Review, 91(2), pp. 311–335. doi: 10.3366/shr.2012.0104.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Morton, G 2012, ‘The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs’, Scottish Historical Review, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 311–335, viewed 24 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Morton, Graeme. “The Social Memory of Jane Porter and Her Scottish Chiefs.” Scottish Historical Review, vol. 91, no. 2, Oct. 2012, pp. 311–335. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3366/shr.2012.0104.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Morton, Graeme. “The Social Memory of Jane Porter and Her Scottish Chiefs.” Scottish Historical Review 91, no. 2 (October 2012): 311–35. doi:10.3366/shr.2012.0104.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Morton G. The Social Memory of Jane Porter and her Scottish Chiefs. Scottish Historical Review [Internet]. 2012 Oct [cited 2020 Jan 24];91(2):311–35. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=82336275&custid=s6224580