Doing History through Literature – doing Literature through History: Re-visiting disciplinary boundaries.
Interdisciplinary Workshop | 13 May 2011, St Andrews
Led by PhD researchers from the School of Modern Languages and the School of History we aim at developing a series of interdisciplinary workshops targeted at highlighting the thematic overlaps between history and literature as well as neighbouring disciplines. This first workshop on Doing History through Literature – doing Literature through History will focus on themes broadly connected with the notion of literature as a historical source and using history as a literary device, and the means with which literature can construct and stylize an era, its social, cultural and political, economic or technological characteristics. Following panel presentations will be an open discussion on further perspectives for this interdisciplinary approach.