FGSS 4521

FGSS 4521

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This seminar will investigate the narrative uses of history and memory in US fiction, focusing particularly on the impact of gender on these representations. How do US writers use history in their fiction, and to what ends? What are the effects on drawing on received historical narratives and what are the effects of constructing one's own history to fill a void in the received historical narrative? What's the difference between history and fiction, anyway? We will start from such questions in order to explore the extent to which history—personal or public—is produced by memory and reshaped by fiction. Authors under consideration may include: Julia Alvarez, Alison Bechdel, Pat Barker, Joy Kogawa, Toni Morrison, Monique Truong, and August Wilson.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 4521ENGL 4521

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17751 FGSS 4521   SEM 101