SPOT Newsletter: 16 December 2011 (Novel Approaches special)

Today I am very pleased to announce that videos from our Novel Approaches conference were added to the History SPOT platform (see here for the videos pages), to Youtube and iTunes-u. So you now have the option of watching or simply listening to what our panelists had...

Novel Approaches (15): Histories of Historical Fiction

In my first post on the topic of a history of historical fiction I asked where should such a history begin?  I thought perhaps a definition of the term historical fiction?  While useful such definitions could only get me so far.  Then I thought that such a study...

Novel Approaches (14): Postmodernism and historical fiction part two

 Simon Schama’s Dead Certainties (1991)  It would seem that the ideas of postmodernism fit the historical fiction model well and has helped to reinvigorate it as a genre and as a place where some historians feel comfortable (to an extent) exploring.  In a...