History 490N (201) The Writing of History

Instructor(s)

Term

2

Course Level

Undergraduate

Description

This seminar doubles as a workshop in the craft of writing historical narrative. Each week, students will read a short work of history and discuss how the historian’s choices in style, structure, and voice contribute to the historian’s argument. Students will also write short papers, each in a different explanatory mode, to apply what they learn about narrative technique and experiment with their own.