Huntington U: Historical Fiction Now
Huntington U is a college-style seminar with no homework or tests. This fall, the series continues virtually with Mark Eaton, professor of English at Azusa Pacific University and research professor of English at Claremont Graduate University, who will lead a six-class course on the surge of critical and general interest in historical fiction in recent years. Classes will explore the landscape of historical fiction today. Throughout the course, participants will consider: How do authors strike an appropriate balance between historical accuracy and fictional embellishment? What kinds of archival sources do authors use? What is the difference between historical fiction and narrative history writing? And what can historical fiction teach us about the present? Participants will be invited to read novels that can be explored within the context of The Huntington’s collections.
The course occurs Fridays from 10–11:30 a.m., Oct. 8–Nov. 19 (excluding Oct. 15).
The event will be held online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to attendees in the registration confirmation email. The same Zoom link will be used for all six sessions. Please be sure to check your junk or spam folders if you do not see your confirmation email upon registration.