Hayden White’s Modernist Events

Hayden White’s Modernist Events

Luís Trindade

 

Abstract:

Hayden White’s definition of modernist events constitutes a challenge to historical representation, and in particular to twentieth-century historiography. In this short essay, we will try to follow White’s analysis, identify its shortcomings and propose a way forward, a set of directions through which this potentially decisive concept can be deployed by modern historiography.

 

Keywords:

Twentieth century; figuration; historical narrative; modernism.

 


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