Contemporary Historical Novels

Attempts of contemporary American authors to put the complexities of history into written form. Narrative as the privileged mode of historical representation; differences between what is regarded as academic history, popular history, and historical fiction; the influence of power and of the writer’s own historical position on historical narrative; effects of ethnicity, gender, and race on the creation and reception of history; writers’ use of historical fiction to change the ways readers think about the present and the future.

Also AMST 466

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
444
M 1.30pm-3.20pm
Hu
American Lit
Spring
2017