Frye, Steven Books
About the author: Steven Frye earned his PhD from Purdue University and is currently Associate Professor of English at California State University, Bakersfield. His interest in historiography and the novel emerged from research in early American print culture and twentieth-century narrative theory. He has published essays, articles, and reviews in book collections and encyclopedias as well as in journals such as American Studies, The Centennial Review, The Southern Quarterly, The Kentucky Review, Modern Fiction Studies and Leviathan.2001 0-7734-7438-2
This analysis provides a detailed review of historiographic theory in Europe and America from the Enlightenment through the 19th century, and using M. M. Bakhtin’s theory of novelistic discourse, explores the manner in which historiographic models are incorporated dialogically in the works of James Fenimore Cooper , William Gilmore Simms, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.