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Historical Fiction

Symposium Program

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick , Assistant Director, ACMRS: "Recovering Latin American History through Historical Fiction: Re-imagining Aztecs as Romans During the Spanish Conquest of Mexico".

Prof. Robert Sturges, Professor of English, ASU: "The Bible as Historical Fiction: The Book of Judges".

Melissa Slocum, PhD Student in English Literature, ASU: "Native Americans and Contemporary Historical Fiction".

Kendra TerBeek, Acquisitions Editor, Bagwyn Books: "Bagwyn Books and Historically Accurate Fiction as Educational Outreach".

Questions & Roundtable: Historical Fiction or Historical Romance?

Bagwyn Books: Historical Fiction of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Bagwyn Books: An imprint subsidiary of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Publishes well-researched historical fiction centered in the medieval and Renaissance periods for young adult and adult audiences. Follow the link for book catalog, submission guidelines, and author questionnaire. 


Reimagining the Past: Nation-Building to Bodice Ripping in Historical Fiction

Does historical fiction have potentially dangerous consequences? In some countries it is as an aid to nation-building while in others it is considered a bastardization of history. This program delves into aspects of historical fiction that range from Biblical narratives to the conquest of the New World and images of the Native American to the question of historical fiction as a “female” or “illegitimate” literary genre. Join us as we explore the nexus between Biblical narrative and Latin American and English language epics and contemporary historical fiction publishing ventures. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm
Labriola National American Indian Data Center
2nd Floor, Hayden Library, ASU Tempe Campus
Free and open to the public

ASU Library contacts: Rachel Leket-Mor / Joyce Martin

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.