The Titanic in Myth and Memory: Representations in Visual and Literary Culture

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Tim Bergfelder, Sarah Street
I.B.Tauris, Nov 13, 2004 - History - 241 pages
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Since its doomed maiden voyage in April 1912, the Titanic has become a monumental icon of the twentieth century and has inspired a wealth of interpretations across literature, art and media. This book is the first to present a fully comprehensive discussion of the diverse representations of the Titanic disaster in cinema, history, literature and art. The distinguished contributors draw out the connections as well as the differences in the way generations of artists and audiences have approached and used the tragedy and present an in-depth examination of its most recent interpretation, James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic. The book is both a valuable comparative text for media studies courses and a good read for the broad Titanic market.
 

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Contents

TIM BERGFELDER and SARAH STREET
1
The Titanic Belfast
15
My Poor Brave MenTime Space and Gender
25
Stead Ships and
37
The Titanic Disaster and Images of National Identity
53
The Making of the Titanics Archive
63
The Sinking of the German Left
73
Representations of the Ship of Dreams
85
Reading Titanic PoliticallyClass Nation and Gender
131
Questions of Authenticity and Realism in A Night
143
Thoughts on Cinematic Presence
155
Historical Films Film
163
The Artist and the Work
173
Whiteness on the High Seas of Meaning
197
The Technical Challenge of Emotional Realism
215
Index of Titles
235

AtlanticThe First Titanic Blockbuster
111
The Nazi Titanic Film 1943
121

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Tim Bergfelder is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. Sarah Street is Reader in Screen Studies at the University of Bristol.

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