Blast from the Past: The Historical Novel

COLT 1421W S01 [CRN: 25214]

Focuses on a popular literary genre known as the historical novel. We will discuss its defining characteristics, cultural meanings, and basic differences from other types of fiction. We will also explore larger theoretical issues that are intricately related to the development and scope of the genre: the representation of the past and its relationship to the present; the creative integration of the gaps between factual history and lived experience; and finally the complex interaction between authenticity and fictionality, exemplarity and specificity, temporality and detachment. Authors include Flaubert, Yourcenar, Kadare, Pamuk, Calvino, Lampedusa, Roidis, and Galanaki.
Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (May 14, 2014 2:00pm)