Ask The Author-Historical Fiction

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Ask The Author-Historical Fiction

*Cast of Characters: Karen- pianist vacationing in Ireland with her fiancé and falls back through time Nathan- Karen’s fiancé Ronan- Irish medical student 1916 Bridgit- Ronan’s mother Eileen-Ronan’s sister *subject to change/additions Why is your plot outline subject to change? Mostly because I have characters appear out of nowhere and demand to be included. I […]

Project 2 – Historical Fiction Continues

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 2 – Historical Fiction Continues

As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off.   PROMPT   WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW:   directly considers questions of what […]

A Summary of Victoria Grieve’s “The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture”

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on A Summary of Victoria Grieve’s “The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture”

Endless histories have been written about the Great Depression and the New Deal. Finding a historiography that takes on a relatively unexplored angle on the era is not an easy task. However, that is exactly what Victoria Grieve has accomplished with her book “The Federal Art Project and the Creation of Middlebrow Culture.” The Work […]

The Use of Imagined Dialogue in Tinseltown: Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on The Use of Imagined Dialogue in Tinseltown: Murder Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

The task of writing works of popular history can prove challenging. The author can chose to write an account that is historically accurate, but may be perceived by popular audiences as boring, or exciting but potentially exaggerated. William J. Mann’s Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood is a dramatic account of […]

Review of “The Book Thieves” by Anders Rydell

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “The Book Thieves” by Anders Rydell

Movies like “The Monuments Men” and “Woman in Gold” engage viewers with their dramatized retelling of the histories of stolen art during WWII by the Naizs and how some of that art had tried to be protected or how it has now been returned. Anders Rydell, in his popular book, The Book Thieves: The Nazi […]

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