Academic Catalog 2019-20

HUM 5307 Pleasures of the Imagination

Examines selected historical novels in reference to their historical context and the context of the times of their authors. Students evaluate the contributions of representative authors such as Stendhal, Tolstoy, Joseph Conrad, Kaye, and Samkange. Themes include history and popular culture; imagined history as a consumer industry; novels as historical evidence, gender, and class.


3.00 units