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Historical Fiction in the United States since 2000: Contemporary Responses to the Past 



18 March 2017


08:45 - 18:00

Dinner: 20:00 


Highfield House A01, University Park campus




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  • Diletta De Cristofaro (De Montfort University)
  • Michael Docherty (University of Kent)
  • Chris Gair (University of Glasgow)
  • Trevor Gibbs (ESJ Paris)
  • Villy Karagouni (University of Glasgow)
  • Brian Kennedy (Independent scholar)
  • Christopher Lloyd (University of Herfordshire)
  • Evelyn Lockett (Université de Montréal)
  • Corina Lopes (Central Connecticut State University)
  • Rebecca Martin (Ryerson University)
  • Katie Myerscough (University of Manchester)
  • James Peacock (University of Keele)
  • Debra Shostak (The College of Wooster)
  • Sophie Vlacos (University of Glasgow)
  • Mark West (University of Glasgow) 


Is this for you?

Historical fiction in English constitutes its own enduring tradition but in recent years, it has enjoyed a surge of critical acclaim and commercial popularity, as such scholars as Kate Mitchell and Nicola Parsons have argued.

This one-day symposium at the University of Nottingham will explore how recent writers in the United States have engaged with the form.

In what sense are American writers reinterpreting the past to produce what Elodie Rousselot has termed “neo-historical fiction”? Which periods are they examining? And why do US writers favor particular historical eras and episodes over others?

Conference essentials

Provisional programme

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For further information about the conference and accommodation details please contact:

Ruth Maxey






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