Instructor: Reed
T/TH 8-9:20 AM

This course will explore trends, themes, and techniques in contemporary historical fiction by closely examining journey novels. In reading published fiction from a diverse range of authors set from antiquity through the 1970s, students will discuss the craft of writing historical journeys and integrating secondary plots like romance and mystery; how to tell alternative and fabulist histories; and the motivations and purposes of historical fiction. Students will comment on classmates’ work and produce their own short fiction set in another time.