The Univesity of Virginia Began August 1 , 2016
I am extremely pumped about the upcoming 12-week study of Historical Fiction that I have begun online as a Free Class from the University of Virginia. In the opening video, Professor Holsinger describes Historical Fiction as being any story set in the distant past and he adds that the authors should use the cultures and the settings and personages with “…accuracy, plausibility, and depth.”
Professor stresses the importance of plausibility and says that plausibility is more importance than accuracy. He adds that the hallmark of good historical fiction is that it is able to build and sustain the reader in an illusion about the past.
Holsinger discusses Ian Mortimer, who is also the author of historical fiction James Forrester:
image credit: MOOC Plagues, Witches, & War Week 2
Why Historians Should Read Fiction.
The Recess. Sophia Lee Here
DH Laurence on Cooper Here
Mark Twain on Cooper Here