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Historical Fiction in the United States since 2000 (University of Nottingham)

March 18, 2017

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18th March 2017
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17th March 2017
Historical fiction in English constitutes its own enduring tradition but in recent years, it has enjoyed a surge of critical acclaim and commercial popularity, as such scholars as Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons have argued.

This one-day symposium at the University of Nottingham will explore how recent writers in the United States have engaged with the form.

In what sense are American writers reinterpreting the past to produce what Elodie Rousselot has termed “neo-historical fiction”? Which periods are they examining? And why do US writers favor particular historical eras and episodes over others?

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March 18, 2017
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