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Waterloo as a small 'Realm of memory': British writers, tourism, and the periodical press

Marysa Demoor (UGent)
(2015) VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW. 48(4). p.453-468
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This article focuses on the role played by periodicals in the creation of Waterloo as a British realm of memory or how Waterloo became Waterloo. The question is first explored and illustrated by means of David Wilkie’s painting The Chelsea Pensioners reading the Waterloo Dispatch. The paper then especially zooms in on texts about the battlefield by famous poets and the ways in which contemporary journals and newspapers used those texts to construct and celebrate a shared national pride in Wellington’s victory. In the last analysis it will reveal how the press enhanced the popularity of Waterloo as a physical lieu de mémoire that was to become a fixed destiny in the pilgrimages of authors – and, later in the century, all British tourists – to the continent in search of an affirmation of their national identity.
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periodical studies, nationhood, Waterloo

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Demoor, Marysa. “Waterloo as a Small ‘Realm of Memory’: British Writers, Tourism, and the Periodical Press.” VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW, vol. 48, no. 4, 2015, pp. 453–68.
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Demoor, M. (2015). Waterloo as a small “Realm of memory”: British writers, tourism, and the periodical press. VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW, 48(4), 453–468.
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Demoor, Marysa. 2015. “Waterloo as a Small ‘Realm of Memory’: British Writers, Tourism, and the Periodical Press.” VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW 48 (4): 453–68.
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Demoor, Marysa. 2015. “Waterloo as a Small ‘Realm of Memory’: British Writers, Tourism, and the Periodical Press.” VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW 48 (4): 453–468.
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Demoor M. Waterloo as a small “Realm of memory”: British writers, tourism, and the periodical press. VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW. 2015;48(4):453–68.
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M. Demoor, “Waterloo as a small ‘Realm of memory’: British writers, tourism, and the periodical press,” VICTORIAN PERIODICALS REVIEW, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 453–468, 2015.
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