HISTORY AS LITERATURE: A READING OF WHITES ESSAY THE HISTORICAL TEXT AS LITERARY ARTIFACTJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Mohd Rashid.;
Page : 720-725
Keywords : Imagination Historical dialogue Literary Text Historical Text and Emplotment;
The aim of this paper is to examine the ideas and theories of Hayden White, one of the luminaries in the studies of History and Literary theories. To examine the aspects of Philosophy, Psychology, History, and Sociology especially in literary canon is the universal experience at the present time. The paper tries to assist the readers about getting the meaning of historical justification and develop a kind of knowledge that is beneficial in understanding his ideas. History is one of the important ways to scrutinize literature, in the same way literary practices are engaged in producing history. This paper tries to find how Hayden White in his essay, ?The Historical Text as Literary Artifact? provides the evidences of history, is to be constructed of the narrative strategies developed commonly in producing any work of arts. This paper observes how Hayden White effectively institutionalizes history to be containing fictitious elements and how the past events are processed with the contact of imagination to arrange historical dialogue.
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