Narrative, History, and Historical Fiction

HISTORY582S

Narrative, History, and Historical Fiction.  Examines alternative approaches to the reading and writing of history, particularly the use of narrative. Explores the power of narrative on the human imagination. Explores issues of writing "responsible" narrative history/historical fiction. Class reads and discusses selected works of historical fiction and narrative non-fiction. Combines theoretical overview with workshop format. The major project is to write a substantial piece of narrative history or historical fiction.  One course. 

Curriculum Codes: 

ALP, CZ, R, W

Theme (Concentration)

Emotions and Psychology of the Self

Region

Global and Comparative