Narrating the Past: The Historical Novel in Spain and Latin America

Hispanic Studies 454

Usual Description

Many of us prefer to learn about the past through fiction rather than history books. Is the realist novel a superior mode when it comes to understanding history? How much does historians’ writing owe to fiction, and what is the novel’s debt to historians’ work? What is the link between the historical novel, modern historiography, and nationalism? We’ll explore these and other questions through a selection of outstanding historical novels from 19th and 20th-century Spain and Latin America.

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Hispanic Studies 454
Hispanic Studies 454 Taught by Sebastiaan Faber