FGSS 4521

FGSS 4521

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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? What challenges does the attempt to represent a historical event pose for a writer of fiction and how might the author negotiate those challenges? Is History a gendered category and, if so, would "male" and "female" and "trans" histories be narrated differently? We will look at the effects of constructing one's own history to fill a void in the received historical narrative, exploring the relationship between history (or History) and memory as well as the fictional representations of that relationship.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: AMST 4521ENGL 4521

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17982 FGSS 4521   SEM 101

    • M White Hall 104
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • McCullough, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17986 FGSS 4521   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • McCullough, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies