Fiction and History

COLT 1810G S01 [CRN: 23878]

How the historical fiction that has flourished over the past three decades challenges the notions of objectivity and totalization, while providing alternative viewpoints for the reconstruction and reinterpretation of the past. Authors considered include Grass, Doctorow, Delillo, García-Márquez, Allende, Danticat and Agualusa. Theoretical texts by White, LaCapra, Benjamin, Ricoeur, and Chartier. Films such as The Official Story and Europa, Europa will be viewed and incorporated into the discussions. Conducted in English. Prerequisite: two previous courses in literature. Enrollment limited to 30. Instructor permission required.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
30
Primary Instructor
Meetings
3:00 pm - 5:20 pm Wed - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
14 (May 12, 2014 9:00am)