HIST 397: Topics in Public History

HIST 397-001: Narrative History
(Fall 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Krug Hall 19

Section Information for Fall 2019

This writing workshop, co-taught by faculty from English and History, and offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, will focus on nonfiction writing in the genre that is known variously as "narrative history," "popular history," "crossover history" or “microhistory” from the perspectives of both creative writing and scholarly history. The focus is on narrative; the course is designed for students of writing who wish to explore a new mode of storytelling and for students of history who wish to learn the art of storytelling that otherwise might not be part of their curriculum. The written work in the class will culminate in one substantial piece of popular history, either a self-contained narrative (think along the lines of a long magazine article) or a section of a longer work. Students will consider the relationship of historical narrative to primary sources, secondary sources, and to living experts in the times and topics under discussion.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces students to issues and methods in preserving history and presenting historical information to a variety of audiences through museum exhibits, websites, public commemorations, and other means. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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