Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module intends to introduce students to the genre of historical writing. The module will look at a number of the key issues and controversies surrounding the fictional representation of real events, in particular modern and recent history. Students will be encouraged to contemplate the complex relationship between historical record, interpretation and literary representation. Students will look at theories surrounding the writing of history and will also study texts that have fictionalised real events.
- Representation and Historical Accuracy
- Historiographic Metafiction
- Trauma and Memory
- Narrative, Event and Characterisation
- The Poetics and Politics of Historical Writing
A student passing this module should be able to:
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