We pose a number of interdependent questions. First, how and why have English authors from Tudor to Victorian times considered historical matters in different literary genres - verse, prose, prose-drama, and verse-drama? Second, how and why have these authors and their audiences deemed such historical writings to be literary or not? To determine the interdependence of these questions we pose a third. What are the literary and historical relations between literature and history?
1x 2hr seminar / week
1x2000wd essay or seminar paper (30%), 1x4000wd essay (70%)