HIST 254 History Through Novels & Film

Focusing on the role of novels and films in representing the past, this course will examine a variety of films, novels and short stories that address historical issues and the development of historical consciousness. The class will consider questions such as: What value do novels and films have in helping us understand the past? How do these novels and films reflect the period and place in which they were created? How do certain historical themes transcend time and place? And why do these novels and films capture our imagination?



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