- Penelope Anderson
- Days and Times
- 2:30-3:45 MW
- Course Description
TOPIC: “Telling Tales out of History”
A cliché asserts that “history is written by the victors” – but what if we focus on the ways we tell stories, and on writers who consciously set out to tell the other side? For this seminar, we will begin with pairs of texts – one a familiar story, one a revision – and conclude with two historical novels read alongside different forms of historical evidence. Along the way, we will think about questions such as how the form of a text shapes our understanding, whether it matters who is speaking, and what truth might look like in these contexts.