This course aims to demonstrate the interrelationship between fact and fiction in the writing of creative work through the examination and discussion of historical fiction. While it is generally believed that fact and fiction are two different and sometimes even opposite approaches to writing, this course hopes to show that they are two sides of the same coin. Through a study of historical fiction, students will see the creative aspects of critical research, and how being critical is an important step towards creativity.


The Double Face of Creativity: Fact and Fiction