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2022-2023 University Catalog 
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CRWT 238 Historical Fiction

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

What makes historical fiction different from other types of literary fiction? What relationship does historical fiction have to the “true” historical record? How does a writer of historical fiction approach incorporating research? How do writers set stories in time periods they’ve not experienced directly and make them feel meaningful and authentic? In this course, we’ll consider these broad questions, while paying close attention to the technical considerations particular to writing historical fiction. We’ll sample a range of authors who approach this task differently, try our hand at writing stories of our own, and contemplate how fiction set in the past can help illuminate the present.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

Priority enrollment for Creative Writing majors & minors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.