Fall 2023 History: Literature OC5000 section 001

INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND LITERATURE

INTRO TO HISTORY AND LIT

Call Number 18310
Day & Time
Location
T 1:30pm-3:30pm
OTHR OTHER
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michael F Stanislawski
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

An exploration of the interconnections and intersections between history and literature, both as categories of cultural production and as scholarly disciplines.  In the past thirty years the boundaries between history and literature have become usefully blurred, as literary scholars pursued the historical aspects of their texts and historians recognized the literary aspects of their narratives.  The result is a propitious intellectual moment, which enables scholars to address new methodological horizons that combine close reading of texts with expansive attention to historical context.

 

The course treats the subject in terms of both theory and practice. Theoretical readings address the relations between history and literature, with a focus on texts relevant to scholars working in the field today.  Exemplary recent works of English-language scholarship highlight the kind of creative blending of literary and historical approaches that the students might pursue in their M.A. essays. 

Web Site Vergil
Department French
Enrollment 11 students (15 max) as of 4:07PM Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Subject History: Literature
Number OC5000
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To GSAS
Section key 20233HILI5000G001