English - Free Topic B: History in fiction from Richard II to Hamilton (KASF)

Course content

Historical fiction, while attempting to uncover and dramatise the untold stories of the past, reveals as much about its moment of writing. This course examines a number of important historical plays and novels, introduces theory about historical fiction, and explores the themes of gender, power, memory, the act of writing and the uncertainties of the historical archive.

Primary reading (preliminary list):

William Shakespeare, Richard II

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton (Original Cast Recording; lyrics available on genius.com)

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 176,75
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • English
  • 204,75